Sunday, September 27, 2015

Smetov Side Takedown (Upward Projection)

Smetov Side Takedown (Upward Projection)
Smetov achieves incredible height with his variation of side-takedown which is more of a throw than a takedown.
Posted by JudoCrazy on Sunday, September 27, 2015

Here's an analysis of how he did it:

Smetov is in a classic kenka-yotsu situation, an ideal stance for doing a side-takedown.

He goes for the 2-on-1 grip as he drops into the technique.

Uke collapses on top of him due to the sudden drop.

In a typical side-takedown, tori would tip uke over to the side. But Smetov starts to rise up.

In fact, he stands all the way up. Notice how uke is starting to be lifted off the ground.

Smetov then drives forward to launch uke into the air.

The momentum is so strong, both men are airborne!

Uke lands largely, but not completely, on his back. A waza-ari is scored. But what an amazing technique.

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