7/14/2014 7:17pm, #51
7/14/2014 10:13pm, #52
Another problem I have is getting basic beginners to actually get that foot to lift. When I use the high approach first it gets programmed into their body not post the reaping foot. Also an advantage of not reaping from the low end of the calf is a different set of muscle group that forces more of a thrust wedging action rather than a lifting action (which you can still do with the lower reap but it is as apparent).
7/14/2014 10:29pm, #53
I note Pedro gets his hopping leg at or past uke's leg but you don't. Classic osoto the step is even deeper. The crash mat might be interfering with your footwork.
7/15/2014 9:57am, #54
7/15/2014 9:59am, #55
7/15/2014 10:03am, #56
The shoes, however, are like leather socks. There's no restriction of movement.
7/15/2014 12:03pm, #57
7/15/2014 4:22pm, #58
Here are the two I was trying to referrence
Interesting about the 'shoes' though, wonder if it affects how some of the decent Judoka from Russia and former USSR countries use O soto in Sambo comps. Predictably, searching youtube for "Sambo O soto gari" just turns up Americans doing instructionals and Judo videos.
7/15/2014 7:20pm, #59Falling for Judo since 1980
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7/15/2014 7:55pm, #60
I saw a couple of kids from Switzerland get hammered at this year's cup, one of which took a pretty wicked osoto gari from a Russian. He was smaller than me, competing at 74kg, so he was a dwarf compared to everyone else. His feet scraped the ceiling on that osoto.
Again, good question. More often than not, I see sambo players do it ken-ken style, but I see that in judo, as well. Most of the good international sambo players began as international judoka, so there isn't much dissonance there.