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Did You Order a Belgian Style Sumi Gaeshi?

Did You Order a Belgian Style Sumi Gaeshi?

Charline Van Snick is a Belgian Olympic Bronze medalist in the 2012 Summer Olympics and also has won Silver medals at both the 2012 and 2013 European Judo Championships among many other accolades.

In her new series from JudoFanatics.com she shares all of the secrets to SCORING IPPONS IN TRANSITION.  In this series, she shows dozens of off-beat attacks that will keep your opponent's guessing.  Catch them mid-step before they're able to build strong foundations and score!  You will force them into your world and keep them confused with Charline Van Snick's creative approach to generating kuzushi and keep them always on the defensive.

In the excerpt below, Charline Van Snick breaks down the Sumi Gaeshi.  The Sumi Gaeshi is considered a sacrifice throw because of the fact that it can potentially put you in a position of disadvantage.  But with Charline Van Snick's help you can make sure that this sacrifice throw puts you in a spot that keeps them off balance and keeps them right where you need them to be to score and win.

Check it out below and stick around afterwards as we highlight some key points.  Get your copy of SCORING IPPONS IN TRANSITION when you're ready to add some Belgian Style judo.




Sumi Gaeshi Grips

Initially, Charline Van Snick snatches the opponent's sleeve with the same side arm and brings her outside arm in to connect to the bicep creating a strong "russian tie" grip that she can maintain at her stomach level.  The initial gripping hand goes around the opponent's waste and grabs their sides/hips or belt.

Sumi Gaeshi Stance

 With the tight grip over their back controlling the hips and the near arm connected to her midsection, Charline Van Snick will plant the majority of her weight on the left (near) leg to allow her to step in with the outside (right) leg.  Once the far leg has been brought in, weight can be redistributed to that side and the near leg can be picked up and foot connected to the opponent's outside leg above the knee.

Sumi Gaeshi Reaction

By keeping constant pressure downward on her opponent, she will naturally create a reaction where the opponent will desire to posture up rather than being bent over.  This reaction coupled with Charline Van Snick pulling her arm draping the hips and the arm connected to her body inward creates the momentum for the throw. 

All she must do now is turn her back to the ground and allow her foot that has her weight planted to move further between the opponent's legs and the Sumi Gaeshi is in motion.

In the final step, Charline Van Snick reminds us that we must stay connected to the opponent and have our face on their shoulder and upper chest to prevent them from running away or turtling up.  And from this final position, she can now transition into her offensive scoring game.

For more from Charline Van Snick and her Belgian-style, Olympic level judo instruction, check out SCORING IPPONS IN TRANSITION.  She will help you get better at creating opportunities where you may not be seeing them currently.  By putting the opponent on their heels, they become much easier to score up.  Check it out here or at the Buy Now link below!