Back To Chest Concept For Throwing
- Focus on the rotation of your own body.
- Don’t worry about the height of your opponent just keep a good frame.
When you are learning judo, things can get overwhelming very fast. Here is a very simple concept that I use when I’m exhausted during training. Whenever I feel like I can’t get to that ideal position or grip, I just ask myself this question; “Can I get my back to my opponents chest”, if the answer is yes then I go for the throw. If the answer is no, then I keep working to gain position.
If I can follow these 3 simple things;
- Control the grips
- Get my back to my opponents chest
- Get my back to the floor
If I can do those three things in that order I should be able to throw my opponent. I may not be able to throw them for ippon or even for a score but it should lead to a quality attack. Sometimes all you need to win a match is a few quality attacks.