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Judo by Old Rules by Denis Zenikov

Take a trip back to the “Golden Era” of Judo, where some of the most effective techniques were made even better with leg grabs.

  • Denis Zenikov dusts off classic techniques that were banned for being TOO effective.
  • Add another dimension of attack by learning to use leg grabbing techniques.
  • Learn to blend your stand up strategy together where your opponent won’t know if you are going to grab their leg, or launch them with seoi nage!
  • Whether you are into Freestyle Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, or simply breaking the rules…. Denis Zenikov has you covered!


Judo by Old Rules by Denis Zenikov

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Take a trip back to the “Golden Era” of Judo, where some of the most effective techniques were made even better with leg grabs.

  • Denis Zenikov dusts off classic techniques that were banned for being TOO effective.
  • Add another dimension of attack by learning to use leg grabbing techniques.
  • Learn to blend your stand up strategy together where your opponent won’t know if you are going to grab their leg, or launch them with seoi nage!
  • Whether you are into Freestyle Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, or simply breaking the rules…. Denis Zenikov has you covered!


Take a trip back to the “Golden Era” of Judo, where some of the most effective techniques were made even better with leg grabs.

Denis Zenikov dusts off classic techniques that were banned for being TOO effective.

Check Out The Trailer To This Series!

What Will You Learn?

When leg grabs were banned in 2010, many athletes were bummed that a dynamic portion of competition would be altered. While the goal was to mainly focus on high amplitude throwing techniques, some classics like Kata Garuma were changed drastically. If you are competing in a ruleset where leg grabs are permitted the takedown dynamic is completely different. This is where Judo By Old Rules shines.

Denis Zenikov looks to give you an extra layer of attack from your feet. Typically a low stance, or a guard pull can negate much of the classical approach to Judo. Top-Tier players were able to use this to their advantage to secure victory. Denis teaches you how to blend your traditional attacks with leg grab techniques. If your opponent has a low stance you need to adjust your approach in order to make their posture higher, or look for foot sweeps. Thankfully Denis covers this throughout the 4 part series.

When you approach your takedowns with multiple dimensions you start to leave your opponent guessing. When they think you are going high, you go low! Being able to attack the upper body will force your opponent to defend, which leaves them open for leg grabbing techniques.

Denis blends together both aspects of judo in a way that doesn’t require you to be a technical wizard with your lapel grips. Leg grabs equal the playing field and removes your opponent’s technical advantage! Focus on a handful of techniques that expand into a complete approach to takedowns.

Kata Guruma Variation

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

Part 1:

  • Introduction 
  • Sode tsurikomi goshi
  • Te guruma 1 

Part 2:

  • Te Guruma counter attacks 
  • Kata Guruma 

Part 3:

  • Leg takedowns 

Part 4:

  • Kata guruma variation
  • Ouchi gari
  • Outro 

Te Garuma

 So, What Does It Cost?

$77