An effective Ouchi gari can be a devastating weapon, and also works well in tandem with the forward throwing Uchi mata.
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Décosse switches stance to perform her favourite technique (Tokui waza), Ouchi gari against left handed fighters.
Décosse ensures she is first to the grip in order to block her opponent, rolls the shoulder to keep the distance.
Lucie steps forward to square up, closing the space between herself and her opponent. A short, sharp motion to ensure the opponent cannot react.
A number competitive examples of Ouchi from Décosse.
Lucie teaches you her 'Tokui waza', Ouchi gari that can be used against left and right handed opponents.
Décosse forces her opponents to switch stance, pins the sleeve and drives her opponent off balance.
To complete the technique, Lucie lifts the leg rather than sweeping it, hopping into her opponent and over their standing leg.
Watch how this technique can differ when applied in the heat of competition.
Lucie uses this combination against right handed opponents who throw their arm for a high grip.
As opponents reached over the top with the right hand, Lucie would force her left hand into their shoulder, pulling on the sleeve and stabbing at their lead leg.
In this variation, Décosse catches the opponents right arm before they grip moving it across they're body and closing the space to attack.
Some great examples of this fantastic combination in action.
This combination was developed as a result of opponents expecting Décosse's Ouchi gari.
For success, this technique requires distance between Lucie and her opponent and to crush their posture on entry.