Osoto gari is an absolute core technique of judo, and one that should be mastered.
The fundamentals of the technique come from GB's Euan Burton and Japanese Ashi-waza expert Keiji Suzuki, whilst French trio Decosse, Yandzi and Legrand offer variations based on movement and alternative grips.
Double sided Osoto gari | Overview | Lucie Décosse
Attacking straight from the grip, Décosse breaks down all of the elements of her double sided Osoto gari used against left handers.
Release & execution | Double sided Osoto gari | Lucie Décosse
Once she has gained the correct reaction, Décosse releases the pressure she has built and uses her opponents momentum, snapping in for the throw and committing her weight to the ground.
Pressure | Double sided Osoto gari | Lucie Décosse
Lucie demonstrates the necessity of catching her opponents lapel hand before they grip, forcing it across their body to gain the required reaction.
Competitive variations | Double sided Osoto gari | Lucie Décosse
This technique was developed specifically for competition, take a look at how she used it across the world.
Osoto into Kosoto combination | Lucie Décosse
Due to the reduction of control from a double sided grip, opponents may attempt to turn out of the initial attack. Décosse then followed up with Kosoto gari.
Competitive examples | Osoto into Kosoto combination | Lucie Décosse
Take a look at this combination in action in the World Championships.
Osoto gari - Overview vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
Ugo Legrand shows us his Osoto gari that won him his Olympic Bronze medal. He demonstrates 3 different variations that he uses against right handed opponents.
Osoto gari - Ashiwaza combo vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
A great Ashi waza combination version of Ugo Legrand's Osoto gari.
Osoto gari - Double Lapel vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
Ugo Legrand shows a way modifies his Osoto if he doesn't get his preferred grip - upper and lower body components required to complete the throw.
Osoto gari - Cross Grip vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
A cross grip variant - off the grip version of Ugo Legrand's Osoto gari.
Osoto gari - Competition variations vs opposite | Ugo Legrand
How Ugo Legrand has used his Osoto gari in competition all over the World.
Osoto gari | Euan Burton
Burton’s Osoto gari usually comes when he’s in an extreme right versus right stance.
Osoto gaeshi | Euan Burton
Burton has a strong counter attack to an opponent who likes to throw with Osoto gari. This was the technique that he used to win his first European Championships medal.
Seoi nage into Osoto gari | Davaadorj
Double Asian Games Champion Davaadorj reveals his amazing drop Seoi nage - Osoto gari combination.
Kosei Inoue - Osoto gari from kouchi gari attack
See how Inoue sets up his devastating Osoto gari from a Kosoto gari attack
Kosei Inoue - Osoto gari from Ouchi gari attack
Inoue uses one of his favourite techniques - Ouchi gari - to get a big reaction from his opponent before stepping in with a huge Osoto gari. This clip also includes Inoue's single-sided Osoto gari
Mark Huizinga - Osoto gari
Huizinga's Osoto gari is far reaching and from side on. He then hops the technique through. Also included is Huizinga's uchikomi for Osoto gari
Udo Quellmalz - Osoto gari - left v right
Quellmalz demonstrates Osoto gari against a right handed opponent
Udo Quellmalz - Osoto gari - left v extreme left
Quellmalz demonstrates Osoto gari against an extreme left opponent
Osoto gari - Uchi komi | Jeon
Jeon demonstrates his Uchi komi for Osoto gari. Repeated Uchi komi is essential for mastering Osoto gari
Osoto gari - left v left | Jeon
Jeon demonstrates Osoto gari against a left handed opponent. This also works right v right
Drop Sode tsurikomi goshi to Osoto gari | Jeon
Jeon demonstrates one of his greatest abilities as a fighter, combining techniques together. Here he show his best combination, Drop Sode tsuri komi goshi to Osoto gari
Ouchi gari to Osoto gari | Jeon
Jeon demonstrates one of his greatest abilities as a fighter, combining techniques together. Here he shows Ouchi gari into Osoto gari
The Gokyo - Osoto gari
The Gokyo version of Osoto gari, demonstrated by Neil Adams.