Thursday, February 13, 2014

Torii's flying juji

In my last post, I featured Loic Pietri's flying juji. For today's post I want to show you Tomoo Torii's flying juji. This technique is rarely seen anywhere but particularly so amongst Japanese players. Although Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki demonstrated it in his book "Fighting Judo", Torii is the only Japanese player who I have seen try it in competition.

In the clip below, you can see him successfully take down his North Korean opponent with the flying juji but as it turned out, he failed to secure the armlock. After that he tries the same technique against his Brazilian opponent. This time, he fails to bring him to the ground due to lack of momentum. Still, there's are commendable attempts at a very hard technique to do.

Tomoo Torii's valiant attempts at flying juji-gatame. Although they didn't work they were crowd favorites.

The flying juji-gatame is always spectacular to watch.

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