Leigh Remedios is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Traditional Ju Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. He is a prolific competitor and has competed internationally in martial arts, including the UFC and Polaris. He has won several prestigious competitions, including the NAGA United Kingdom Grappling Championship belt and European IBJJF no-gi gold medals. Leigh runs a Jiu Jitsu and MMA Academy in Wiltshire, UK: http://www.vtjj.co.uk
Leigh’s throwing system for Jiu Jitsu is based on a simple gripping strategy and rolling takedowns that resemble guard sweeps. The intention is that Jiu Jitsu players will be able to utilise familiar skills to get a collar grip and turn someone over from underneath.
Tomoe Nage is a useful throw for Jiu Jitsu as it mimics the guard pull with a foot on the hip. This means that Tori can pull guard as usual but with the added bonus of a potential throw for two points. In this Yoko Tomoe Nage variation, Uke has not given the gripping requirements for Yoko Wakare or Sumi Gaeshi and has instead forced a neutral grip with their hips back. Tori, therefore, takes higher grips on the collar and sleeve to assist in breaking Uke’s posture. This is the kuzushi for the throw.
This video was filmed at the 2022 JJB Network Seaside Summer Special. You can learn more about the JJB Club Network here: https://www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com/pages/jiu-jitsu-brotherhood-club-network
Film production: Baran Çırakoğlu
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