Posted On:9/28/2009 11:49pm
Style: TKD, judo, MT noob
Oh if only i could afford to go to school, then i could have seen the beatdown in person
Posted On:9/29/2009 2:05pm
Style: BJJ, Judo
If you're going to use Tani-Otoshi a lot, then I should relate an info given to me from one of the black belts at my club.
If you do Tani-Otoshi by just tripping uke on your leg, you are most probably going to get on your back.
What I have been taught, to counter this, if you do Tani-Otoshi the classical way, pull uke's elbow towards where he is facing and use your collar hand to push when your leg is setup. This gives you some torque and allows you to fall on your belly, inches away from a kesa-gatame position. Thus no chance for ippon to the other guy.
Sorry if I relate bad information. Don't shoot the messenger, just thought that this could help in future tournies.
Posted On:9/29/2009 2:28pm
Style: 剛 and 柔
My understanding is that tani-otoshi shouldn't involve any tripping whatsoever. It's how I learned it at karate, it's how the Gracies show it, it's how my judo instructor showed me. It's called "otoshi" because you drop behind them; there is no trip involved usually (beyond any incidental stumble at their far-side ankle).
What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
Posted On:9/29/2009 10:25pm
Well, your leg is there. My inferior ESL vocabulary has only the word "trip" to describe the action.
Posted On:9/30/2009 12:47am
the way i've learned it is pretty much a trip. you put their legs between yours, get your arms in front of their body and turn into them. their weight is moving backwards, but their legs are trapped by yours. = trip.
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