Saturday, September 26, 2015

Smetov's Side Takedown (Overthrow)

Smetov Side Takedown (Overthrow)
Smetov is an expert at the side takedown. Here, he is seen executing one that becomes an overthrow. So, no score. But it's still instructive to see how he enters and executes the throw.
Posted by JudoCrazy on Saturday, September 26, 2015

The step-by-step breakdown shows how the overthrow happened:

Smetov starts with a classic 2-on-1 grip for the side takedown.

He enters with his right leg extended, which is also common for side takedown.

But he doesn't keep it extended. Instead, he drops on his knees, seoi-nage style.

This causes uke to collapse on top of him, just as in drop seoi-nage.

Smetov then springs upwards to execute the throw.

Because it's an upward projection rather than a roll to the side, uke has the chance to rotate in the air.

The air time is long enough for uke to completely rotate onto his front.

No score! (But an interesting throw nevertheless).

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