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  • Writer's pictureDainis Nguyen-Huu

How To Effortlessly Throw A Larger Opponent

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

For those that train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we all know that trying to take down an experienced opponent can be a very tiring and gruesome affair - from fighting for grips to being sprawled on. Enter: Okuri Ashi Harai which translates to Double Foot Sweep.

I really love using this technique because it uses zero strength and requires only timing and precision, making it a super effective tool to take down a larger opponent with ease. This is one of the core techniques that the kids are taught in our Judo program at Team DNA BJJ. Like any other technique, the more you practice it, the more proficient you will become at it. Check out the video below by Professor Dainis Nguyen and Coach Sarah for some live drills you can practice to get good at this technique super fast. Bonus: The video even contains live competition examples so you can see the technique being applied in real time against resisting opponents.

​If you are located in Durham Region and are interested in enrolling your child (or yourself) in martial arts, come try a full week of free classes at DNA BJJ to see why we are right gym for your family.

Your child's first class will be an intro to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson with one of our instructors (usually Coach Sarah) where they will learn how to fall safely, fundamental movements, and to help them get comfortable in a new environment.

​Does your child feel too intimidated to try a class? Check out our schedule and come watch one of our classes from our viewing area with your child to see what we are all about. We specialize in teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but also have a Judo and Wrestling program to complement it.

​Contact us today to book your child's free intro to BJJ lesson and kickstart their 7 day trial, we are located in Whitby, close to HWY 401 and the Oshawa border.

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