I'm an avid BJJ competitor who also has started training Judo 1-2 days a week to become a more rounded grappler. I've found that my strongest forward throws by far are Sumi-Gaeshi / Hikkomi-Gaeshi / Obi-Tori-Gaeshi (I know two distinct variations, but are unsure what to name them as. Searching through this forum, it seems that a lot of judo players are in disagreement as to how to classify them). In BJJ I do them a lot when someone's trying to pass my guard, and I find it even easier to do from standing since I can generate so much momentum if I initiate the technique from my feet.
I also like it because I get it to work when the opponent is standing hunched over with their legs and hips back and their arms extended forwards. Most of the other judo white belts do this, and I see it a lot in BJJ competitions. I can even get it to work on higher Judo belts if I set them up to break their posture first.
I don't do it to pull guard (a big reason why I started Judo is because I hate pulling guard). If it fails, I normally just create space and then stand up.
But whenever I do it in randori, my coach tells me off, saying not to do "BJJ s@!t" and that sacrifice throws (Sutemi-Waza) should only be used as a counter to being thrown. He says that using them to attack is "not good Judo" and instead I should focus on the throws we do uchikomi and nagekomi with, like Seoi-Nage, O-Goshi and O-Soto-Gari.
But the thing is I can never get these throws when my opponent is bent over with their weight low to the ground and arms forward. I know that they would get penalised for stalling in a Judo competition, but I would rather win by throwing than on penalties. Plus the rules on stalling in BJJ are a lot less strict. Also I have years of experience doing them from on the ground in BJJ.
I am 5 foot 8 (173 cms) and weigh 175lbs (80kgs). I've pretty strong from years of doing weights, but am not flexible at all (another reason why I like these throws).
I would like to hear the opinions of people from this board. Thanks in advance :)
This post has been edited by Mix and Match: 29 March 2012 - 04:50 AM