Thread: tall guy o soto gari
3/11/2010 6:03pm, #1
tall guy o soto gari
since i'm over 6 feet tall, when i do an o soto gari against someone shorter than me, would it be advisable for me to try to sweep both legs or just the one closest to me?
i've caught both legs at the same time by accident, and my o soto was much stronger, but i'm not sure if this is something i should go for, or if it would hinder my throw.
3/11/2010 6:25pm, #2
As far as I can imagine what you're doing, wouldn't there be a risk of your balance being disrupted? as you'd have to step almost fully past uke alot of the time to deliberately hunt both legs"The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
3/11/2010 6:30pm, #3
You want to do it "russian" if you are that tall. Get an over the back belt grip and bury them.
Take one or both legs; no matter. I would go for the one, and if you get two its Christmas... ummm.... well Hanaka... throw him 11 times or is it 12 times?
Just slam them ok?"Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC
3/11/2010 6:33pm, #4
depending on how long your legs are relative to your partner (and how far apart they are), sweeping both legs is a viable alternative. I think it turns into a different throw, though, in keeping with the technical semantics.
3/11/2010 6:45pm, #5
when i caught both legs before, it was against an ikkyu who was 5'6 and maybe 150-160. i'm 6'5 and about 215-220. so, in that sense, i guess it's try NOT getting both legs.
and mark, it's 8 days of channuka, but i will remember the over the back belt grip.
is grabbing an obi not a no no in judo?
3/11/2010 6:48pm, #6
As long as you don't hang on for too long (i think it's 30 seconds?), it's okay.
3/11/2010 7:13pm, #7"Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." -- Hericletus, circa 500 BC
3/12/2010 12:35am, #8
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3/12/2010 12:48am, #9
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when you sweep both legs, it's called o soto guruma.
o soto guruma doesn't happen very often, when it does, it is usually in the situation you've found yourself in; big/tall on small/short.
and there is a combination that is very 'unhealthy' for the uke.... i am not sure how my description sounds with words, without the visuals,,,, but here it goes. first, go for just normal o soto gari, and once you are well into the throw, get your sweeping leg out and sweep the far leg.... it will get you a 'little' air..... the uke will a human origami and fold in half if you do it just right. i frigging hate this throw.
and i LOVE belt grips. use them all the time. i alternate between belt grib and the gi fabric right above the belt to circumvent the 3-5 second rule. i actually hardly use collar grips anymore. it's either obi-sode or sode-sode.
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