Korean Judo – Drop knee Tai otoshi

This drop knee tai-otoshi is a favorite technique of double World Champion Wang Ki-Chun Jeon demonstrates that it’s normally done from a standard sleeve and lapel grip It’s important to break the opponent’s balance just before throwing By shaking the sleeve and lapel up-and-down you force a reaction from your opponent This is the moment to exploit It’s the speed of the rotation and the speed of the drop which really make the throw work The drop knee tai-otoshi is about giving one hundred percent commitment Notice the sleeve hand and how Jeon pulls it all the way around even at the very end You must be light on your feet and loose in your arms When spinning in for the tai-otoshi you should throw yourself as far back as possible Then it’s all about rotation and drive So here is Wang showing it at the 2011 Baku Masters Notice the shake from Wang to get the reaction Then the spin And then the pull through with the arms at the end Here’s another great example from Wang in the same competition against Japan’s Awano Once again there’s the shake that gets the reaction And Wang’s in with the tai-otoshi Just look at how he pulls through with the hands, whipping Awano onto his back for ippon This time it’s 2015 World bronze medallist An Changrim An doesn’t need to get the reaction as his opponent is already pushing forwards He just uses his opponents momentum to devastating effect And finally back to Wang in the bronze medal contest of the 2010 World Championship against Russia’s Isaev This time Wang does it from a cross grip on the lapel As a result he has to be much tighter to Isaev’s body Notice how Wang attacks Isaev’s shoulder And drives through to finish

8 thoughts on “Korean Judo – Drop knee Tai otoshi

  1. can some one tell me the difference between this drop tai otoshi and drop seoi nage beside the fact of the initial position of tori compared to uke? And is this kind of tai otoshi a bit "dangerous", as in the case your opponent lands on your straight-out leg in the knee joint when you go for the drop tai otoshi -_- ?

  2. I love this variation allows you to be a little sloppy with the upper body and use the greater momentum generated in the otoshi to execute the throw

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