Travis Stevens Judo 10 - Seoi Nage

Travis Stevens Judo 10 - Seoi Nage

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With a collar and sleeve grip, Travis steps forward and to the side, before pulling his opponent and circling. From here, he back steps to close the distance, and reaches under the arm grabbing his collar, and traps it grabbing the shoulder. He pulls down as hard as he can, lifts his opponent off the mat using his hip, and bows to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 9 - Grip Break to Osoto Gari

Travis Stevens Judo 9 - Grip Break to Osoto Gari

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Travis begins the same as the last technique, rolling his opponent's collar grip off with a C grip, and circling his opponent to the side. Now, after he grabs over the back, he back steps his foot to close the distance, and his near foot hooks behind the outside leg. He pushes his foot to the mat and stretches his body up tall, before stepping his other foot forward and kicking his hook back high to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 8 - Grip Break to Foot Sweep Takedown

Travis Stevens Judo 8 - Grip Break to Foot Sweep Takedown

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Travis and his opponent both have each other's collar gripped, so Travis makes a C grip on the wrist, and rolls it off to break the grip. He slides to his left, circling while pulling his opponent with his grips. He moves his hand from the arm to over the back, grabbing the gi. Now he steps up with his left foot, and pulls his opponent to his right, as he sweeps the right foot to finish the takedown.

Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 7 - Breaking Collar Grips

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In the first method of breaking the collar grip, Travis is gripping the sleeve underneath and his other hand grabs the hand, palm to palm. He rolls the hand outward and pushes down and away to break the grip. The second way is to keep his collar grip, and grab the wrist from the outside with his C grip. He rolls the wrist in and pushes the arm across his body as he leans back. The third way is to make a cat paw grip with his cross arm, roll his shoulder back, and punch the grip away from his body.

Travis Stevens Judo 6 - Breaking Sleeve Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 6 - Breaking Sleeve Grips

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From 50/50 Judo, Travis wants to break his opponent's grip on his sleeve to free his hand. The first way he can do this is by pointing his thumb to his shoulder, rotating his elbow up and yanking his arm back. If this doesn't break the grip, Travis circles his hand to the outside and brings it back up on the inside to break the grip. The third way, again if the yanking doesn't work, Travis makes a C grip on top of the wrist, and pushes both arms down and away as he pulls his body back.

Travis Stevens Judo 5 - Basic Uchikomi Footwork

Travis Stevens Judo 5 - Basic Uchikomi Footwork

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Travis breaks down the basic footwork of the uchikomi, which is used to close the distance so he can throw his opponent. Starting square to his opponent, Travis makes his traditional grips and begins and presses down. He steps his right foot forward and across, as he now lifts his grips up. Now he back steps his left foot, centered with his opponent's feet, and lands it on the ball of his foot. Here he is ready to continue with his forward throws. For the more advanced variation, Travis teaches how to utilize this footwork while walking.

Travis Stevens Judo 4 - Basic Foot Sweep Takedown

Travis Stevens Judo 4 - Basic Foot Sweep Takedown

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Starting with his traditional defensive grips, Travis pushes sweeps his foot to his opponent's foot, placing his foot on top rather than using ankle to ankle. After he lifts her foot off the ground, he switches to offensive grips, pushing down and away, as he hops on one foot until his opponent goes down.

Travis Stevens Judo 3 - Walking, Spinning and Gripping Combinations

Travis Stevens Judo 3 - Walking, Spinning and Gripping Combinations

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Breaking down the common footwork in Judo, when Travis wants his opponent to step backwards, he makes his offensive grips to push his opponent and steps forward. When he wants her to step forward, he makes his defensive grips to pull and step backward. To force his opponent to spin, Travis steps forward to the sleeve grip side, while he pulls the collar grip and pushes the sleeve grip.

Travis Stevens Judo 2 - Offensive Grips VS. Defensive Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 2 - Offensive Grips VS. Defensive Grips

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When Travis is playing defense, the palm of his collar grip hand is facing down and pressed into his opponent's chest to keep her at bay. The palm of his sleeve grip hand is also facing down and away, keeping tension in her arm. When he is ready to attack, both gripping hands come up, as he pulls his opponent to him to load a throw.

Travis Stevens Judo 1 - Judo Collar and Sleeve Grips

Travis Stevens Judo 1 - Judo Collar and Sleeve Grips

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Travis Stevens, Olympic Judo Silver Medalist and BJJ Black Belt, teaches some Judo basics in this series, that can be applied for any Jiu-Jitsu artist. He begins with the basic grip differences between Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. For a Judo sleeve grip, Travis takes the slack from underneath the sleeve, and grabs it with his whole palm, giving him better control of the arm. For the collar grip, Travis reaches with his index finger pointing like a pistol and grabs with his three fingers. The top of his hand should be level to his opponent's chin. Next, he lifts the collar up and tilts his wrist so his pinky is on the chest.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 17 - Mental Exercise for Champions

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 17 - Mental Exercise for Champions

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Travis discusses the mindset of a champion and walks everyone through a mental exercise he uses to prepare himself for competition.

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 16 - Takedown and Defense Drills

Travis Stevens Judo for BJJ 16 - Takedown and Defense Drills

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Travis shows a couple different takedown drills to practice the seoi nage, one using the wall, and one using multiple partners. He also shows a drill to practice defending the seoi nage by squatting and using his hips.

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