Tai-otoshi (Judo Masterclass Techniques) Paperback – 1 Sep 1996
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I would rate this as absolutely essential, both for coaches and athletes. Neil takes us through various different styles of tai-otoshi, counters and combinations, and training methods. Brilliantly illustrated too, with some good contest pictures.
No judo library can be without this book.
The book begins with short chapters giving Neil's personal view of the technique and then a chapter on its history. While of interest it isn't until the 3rd chapter that the book really gets started.
Chapter 3 entitled the basics predominantely describes how the grips and posture are integral to the tai-otoshi technique. The section on grips is particularly interesting in that it describes how to break the opponent's grip, and how to handle an opponent that has taken either an upper or under grip. Issues related to posture covered in this chapter include the position of the head, legs, and arms.
The next chapter entitled Variations describes the many different ways that tai-otoshi may be applied. These include the trailing, pulling, and sideways tai-otoshi, different variations depending on the grips, as well as broader variations, such as those that target the wrong leg, the wide-split, and jumping tai-otoshi.
The next chapter covers combinations and shows how tai-otoshi can be implemented in combination with other techniques. Many of the combinations end with a tai-otoshi although a couple of examples of how tai-otoshi can set up other techniques are also provided. This chapter is followed by a chapter on defences and counters which as the name suggests, describes some defences to tai-otoshi.
A chapter on training for tai-otoshi follows, and includes a particularly interesting idea for training the technique one handed.Read more ›
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A Personal View
History of Tai-Otoshi
Combinations and Counters
Beside each variation, there are pictures to aid in helping you practice this move at your club. I used this book to help me grow and adapt my tai-otoshi for the international level. I really enjoy the set up of these books and have found them quite helpful. I highly recommend that each club have a copy on hand.
This book is helpful
What has not been helpful are the photos: Neil Adams and his uki closely resemble each other and it is time consuming to sort out who is uki and tori