Keiji Suzuki

Keiji Suzuki

9 Seasons

In our opinion, Keiji Suzuki is without question the world's leading expert on Ashi waza.

Suzuki fought in the same era as his great Japanese rival Kosei Inoue. In 2002, when Suzuki started making a name for himself, Inoue was already an international superstar, having won two World Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games.

Suzuki designed a judo system that was based on every type of judo opponent and scenario. His repertoire of techniques catered for every direction, every type of grip and every style of opponent.

This is the first time Suzuki has revealed his Ashi waza to the world. He breaks down each and every Ashi waza, showing grips, leg movement, foot placement, posture, balance, weight transference and execution. There is also the chance to see Suzuki using his Ashi waza at the world's biggest competitions.

We filmed in the same Kodokan dojo that FF used to film the great Toshihiko Koga back in 2001. It was a real pleasure and honour to work with Suzuki. He is a true hero of ours. He epitomises everything that is great about judo. He opened our eyes to the real capabilities of Ashi waza and judo. We cannot wait to share with you his ideas, concepts and techniques.

This is judo in its purest form.

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Keiji Suzuki
  • Execution and Competition examples | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 1

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the execution to his De ashi barai against right handed opponents and how he used the technique in competition.

  • Overview vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 2

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 3

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the grips and upper body movement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Lower Body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 4

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the leg movement and foot placement for his De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Left hand free vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 5

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how he keeps his hand free when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Breaking balance vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 6

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how to break balance when throwing with De ashi barai against left handed opponents.

  • Competition variations vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 7

    A chance to see how double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki used his De ashi barai against left handed opponents in competition.

  • Overview VS Left | Ashi Guruma | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 8

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his Ashi guruma against left handed opponents

  • Lower Body vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 9

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals his leg and foot placement for his Ashi guruma against left handed opponents.

  • Upper body vs left

    Episode 10

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals his upper body movement for his Ashi guruma against right handed opponents.

  • Osoto gari entry | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 11

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki shows how his Ashi guruma left handed opponents can work from an Osoto gari entry.

  • Breaking balance vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 12

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals how to break an opponent's balance for his Ashi guruma against left handed opponents.

  • Competition variations vs left | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 13

    A chance to see double World and Olympic Champion, Keiji Suzuki using his Ashi guruma at the world's biggest competitions.

  • Overview vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 14

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his Ashi guruma against right handed opponents.

  • Lower body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 15

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals his leg movement for his Ashi guruma against right handed opponents

  • Upper body vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 16

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals his upper body movement for his Ashi guruma against right handed opponents.

  • Entry and execution vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 17

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the entry and execution for his Ashi guruma against right handed opponents. Also included are competition examples.

  • Overview skipping vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 18

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his skipping variation of his Ashi guruma, which he uses against right handed opponents

  • The skip | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 19

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki breaks down the skipping action for his skipping Ashi guruma against right handed opponents

  • Foot direction | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 20

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the foot direction for his skipping Ashi guruma, which he uses against right handed opponents.

  • Competition variations vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 21

    A chance to see Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki using his skipping Ashi guruma in competition.

  • Training for Ashi guruma vs right | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 22

    Olympic and double World Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals how he likes to train for Ashi guruma!

  • Overview | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 23

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki introduces his Uchi mata variation that he used on heavier opponents.

  • Upper Body | Uchi Mata | Keiji Suzuki

    Episode 24

    Double World and Olympic Champion Keiji Suzuki reveals the upper body movement for his Uchi mata on heavier opponents.