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The Tornado Throw

The Tornado Throw

by JJB Admin

7 months ago

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.

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.

This throw is an aggressive variation of Yoko Wakare (Side Separation) and is also informally known as the Tornado Throw. The application within the throwing system is that Tori had the collar grip, and Uke has reached over the arm. Note that reaching over the arm is generally considered a mistake, but it is still somewhat common and provides the opportunity for a high-percentage, low-risk throw. Leigh has used this effectively at the black belt level in Judo competitions.

This video was filmed at the 2022 JJB Network Seaside Summer Special.  


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