Judo might be effective in the Olympics, but do you need a gold medal to perform an effective takedown in a street fight situation?
In this self defense video, I (Matt) will introduce you to the Osoto Gari takedown, which is an excellent self defense throw that you can use on any attacker who is threatening the safety of you or a loved one. When you find yourself in this situation, then you want to use every tool that you have to quickly remove the THREAT.
The Osoto Gari is a takedown from Japan that is great for the beginners, and one of the best you can use in a street fight situation.
It works very nicely in conjunction with an earlier technique that I showed you...the basic punch defense followed by an elbow smash. Once you have completed this move then all you have to do is sweep your attackers back leg to send him crashing to the ground.
The GREAT thing about all of this is SIMPLICITY. The more complicated you make a takedown, the more chance of something going wrong. In a fight situation you want to end things as quickly as possible and not be left hanging around. The Osoto Gari allows you to do this perfectly.
It is very easy to start practicing this move with a partner right away. Because of it's simple nature, it will not be long before you get good at it.
After the sweep it sets you up in the PERFECT position to end the fight quickly. You are now in a prime place to drop hammer fists and punches, leaving your attacker with no time to respond.