Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Modified Habarelli

Modified Habarelli
Posted by JudoCrazy on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
The Habarelli was a non-Japanese technique that was recognized by the IJF as a legitimate throw. But because the original version (made famous by Shota Khabarelli) involved grabbing one of uke's trouser leg, that technique is now considered illegal.

The Georgians and other Eastern Europeans, however, have come up with a modified version which involves two hands on the belt rather than one on the belt and one on the pants leg.

In the clip above, you see Ivanov (BUL) using the modified Habarelli to throw Olympic and World Champion Kim Jae-Bum (KOR). It is a very dynamic and powerful throw.

Here is the breakdown of the technique:

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! LOVE those Georgian Judo techniques... :-)