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American Judo System: The Tai Otoshi Encyclopedia by Jimmy Pedro

Build your Tai Otoshi from the ground up with World Class instruction from one of the best judo coaches ever, Jimmy Pedro.

  • Use Pedro’s shadow movements to build a rock-solid foundation for your footwork.
  • Utilize Uchikomi to rough out your technique and add depth to your Tai Otoshi training.
  • Learn to throw and be thrown SAFELY with Nage Komi drills that will further your application of the Tai Otoshi.
  • Pedro leaves no stone unturned on the gritty details of becoming a master of the Tai Otoshi!


American Judo System: The Tai Otoshi Encyclopedia by Jimmy Pedro

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Build your Tai Otoshi from the ground up with World Class instruction from one of the best judo coaches ever, Jimmy Pedro.

  • Use Pedro’s shadow movements to build a rock-solid foundation for your footwork.
  • Utilize Uchikomi to rough out your technique and add depth to your Tai Otoshi training.
  • Learn to throw and be thrown SAFELY with Nage Komi drills that will further your application of the Tai Otoshi.
  • Pedro leaves no stone unturned on the gritty details of becoming a master of the Tai Otoshi!


Develop A Textbook Tai Otoshi With USA Judo Coach Jimmy Pedro’s Footwork Drills, Uchikomi, And Combination Attacks For Both Players Of All Levels!

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What Will You Learn?

American Judo System The Tai Otoshi Encyclopedia is a 4-part series that provides a complete and comprehensive guide to mastering the Tai Otoshi. The Tai Otoshi, or Body Drop, is one the most powerful throws in the art of Judo. It is a fan-friendly technique that looks like it requires an immense amount of strength. The reality is that with the proper grips, set up, and maybe some top-tier tips from Jimmy Pedro, this high amplitude technique can be pulled off by anyone!

What people are saying:

"Master Pedro,

 You’re new DVDs are perfect!!! Love the detail, format, and instruction. I believe one the reasons Professor John Danaher is so popular is because of the details of his DVDs, yours and Travis Stevens new ones are amazing! Love the new detailed format."

Jimmy Pedro is one of the most influential Judo practitioners in the United States’ history. Not only has he coached top tier talent to the pinnacle of the sport, but Jimmy has also been there himself. As an athlete, Pedro earned TWO Bronze medals at the Olympics and secured Gold at the 1999 World Championships! This unique experience has helped him develop footwork drills, uchikomi, and nage komi that will help you understand how to be in perfect position to become proficient at Tai Otoshi.

The Tai Otoshi Encyclopedia provides an easy-to-follow blueprint to build your fundamental movements and setups for tai otoshi. From there it opens up into an offensive onslaught of Tai Otoshi based combination attacks. Pedro breaks his combinations up into Intermediate simple combinations and advanced complex combinations. You don’t have to be a black belt to pull off the advanced combinations either. Simply follow Jimmy’s instruction and you will easily build into the more elaborate Tai Otoshi combos!

As an added bonus Pedro provides grip modifications and variations for BOTH intermediate and advanced combinations. Learn everything there is to know about Tai Otoshi in this jam-packed 4-part series! Check out the technique list below from American Judo System The Tai Otoshi Encyclopedia!

Speed Uchikomi For Tai Otoshi

What Exactly Do You Get?

Part 1:

  • Introduction to Tai Otoshi
  • Foundations. Chapter 1 
  • Shadow Movements.
  • Introduction Shadow Drills 
  • Fundamental Leg & Foot Patterns 
  • Setting Up & Using the Floor Diagram
  • Directional Pattern 
  • Walking Backward 
  • Directional Pattern 
  • Walking Forward 
  • Directional Pattern
  • Walking Sideways 
  • FUJI Training Band Exercise

Part 2:

  • Chapter 2 - Understanding Uchikomi.
  • Introduction - Uchikomi 
  • Uchikomi 
  • Uchikomi Moving Backwards 
  • Uchikomi Moving Forward 
  • Uchikomi Moving Sideways 
  • Speed Uchikomi For Tai Otoshi
  • Chapter 3 - Principles of Nage Komi.
  • Introduction - Nage Komi 
  • Nage Komi 
  • Nage Komi Moving Backwards 
  • Nage Komi Moving Forward
  • Nage Komi Moving Sideways 
  • Nage Komi on a Crash Pad Developing Power 
  • Chapter 4 - Common Mistakes.
  • Introduction - Common Mistakes 
  • Common Sleeve Hand Mistakes 
  • Common Lapel Hand Mistakes 
  • Common Foot Placement Mistakes 

Part 3:

  • Intermediate. Chapter 1
  • Simple Combinations. Introduction 
  • Simple Combinations
  • Concept of Ouchi Gari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Application of Ouchi Gari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Concept of Kouchi Gari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Application of Kouchi to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Concept of De Ashi Bari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Application of De Ashi Bari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Application Switch to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Concept of Osoto Gari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Application of Osoto Gari to Tai Otoshi Combination 
  • Chapter 2 - Modified Grips.
  • Introduction - Modified Grips 
  • Concept of Cross Grip Tai Otoshi 
  • Application of Cross Grip Tai Otoshi 
  • Concept of One-Handed Tai Otoshi 
  • Application of One-Handed Tai Otoshi 
  • Concept of Power Grip Tai Otoshi 
  • Application of Power Grip Tai Otoshi 

Part 4:

  • Advanced. Chapter 1 
  • Complex Combinations. Introduction 
  • Complex Combinations 
  • O Tai Otoshi
  • Ko Soto Gari to Tai Otoshi 
  • Tai Otoshi to Ouchi Gari 
  • Tai Otoshi to Uchimata 
  • Tai Otoshi to Knee Osoto Gari 
  • Chapter 2 - Modified Grips & Movements.
  • Introduction - Modified Grips & Movements 
  • Cross Grip Movement In Cross Grip Tai Otoshi 
  • Freeing Your Sleeve into One-Handed Tai Otoshi 
  • European Sleeve Grip Break into One-Handed Tai Otoshi 
  • Dealing with a Stiff Armed Opposite Sided Opponent 
  • Sliding Tai Otoshi with One Step 

Cross Grip Movement In Cross Grip Tai Otoshi

What Does It All Cost?

$127