Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Matsumoto's Kosoto-Gari

If there's one technique Matsumoto likes more than sode-tsuri-komi-goshi, it's kosoto-gari. It's something she uses constantly throughout her matches.

A lot of the times it's just to unsettle her opponent but often enough it actually scores... and sometimes even for a full ippon.

Some players do their kosoto-gari in a smooth, sweeping action but Matsumoto's kosoto-gari is of the "sticky foot" variety where she would place her right foot behind her opponent's left heel and hook onto it while reaping it until the opponent falls over.

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