Osoto gari can be taught a number of ways and recently I have really found myself to be throwing a stack of people with an osoto gari/osoto otoshi which has been really fun.
In this blog post I will highlight a few different variations you can do when doing osoto gari.
In Isao Okano’s Osoto video below he fakes forwards before throiwng backwards with Osoto – the key to his Osoto is in the fake. The more your opponent thinks you are going fowards the more they will sit backwards giving you the Osoto gari. The key also with this one is to do a forwards throw first so they seriously think the forwards throw is coming again.
In Jimmy Pedros Osoto gari version below he is doing a Ni-dan Osoto which is really nice. In this version he waits until all his opponents weight in on their right leg before attacking….I like this one (ok I like all Osoto variations)
Here is my in-depth overview of Osoto gari.
In Shintaro’s version below he really emphasizies the leg reap opposed to body contact, (like my video above)
Obviously in competition a direct osoto gari attack does’t work to well so it is important that we set up an Osoto with a combination such as a footsweep or with our grips. In the Teddy Riner example below he sets up his Osoto by dominating his opponents sleeve before firing off his attack.
In the next example the incredible Ono from Japan sets his Osoto up with a really nice Ouchi gari feint. It is important to note that he also uses the edge of the mat area to really pressure his opponent.
Lastly in the video below we have attack more Osoto variations, we have the osoto off the grip by Kimura, an Osoto attack after a failed double sleeve sode by Jeon, there is an Osoto when your opponent is getting up off the ground by Tani, there is even a sweet as Osoot gari at the 0:56 second mark where you undress your opponent!!
All in all there are sooooo many different versions of Osoto so choose = one that works well for you and start thinking about different strategies and setups to get a smooth Osoto.
Have a great week ahead,