Sunday, March 2, 2014

Japanese drop morote-seoi specialists: Hiraoka

Hiroaki Hiraoka may not be a great champion but he was twice World Silver Medalist and is an Olympic silver medalist as well. That makes him pretty damn good. And he has a great drop morote-seoi-nage.

In a recent posting, I showed how Tadahiro Nomura did his drop morote-seoi from an extreme ai-yotsu situation (right against right). Here, in this clip below, you see Hiraoka doing his drop morote-seoi-nage from an extreme kenka-yotsu situation (right against left), where his opponent has a deep high grip over his back. Normally, this makes morote-seoi-nage very difficult to do. But Hiraoka pulls it off with aplomb!


Despite the extreme stance, Hiraoka is able to pull off his throw.

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