Throws: Kata Guruma (Fireman's Carry) with Matt D'Aquino

Matt D’Aquino is a 3rd degree black belt in Judo and a 2008 Beijing Olympian. Here Matt demonstrates the Kata Guruma or Fireman’s Carry.

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18 Replies to “Throws: Kata Guruma (Fireman's Carry) with Matt D'Aquino”

  1. What happens if the guy on the left doesn't extend his arm for you to hook it. Just wondering.

  2. OH yeah And if i crusify you bjj crusifixion thé one that has Closer down thé armpit holding

  3. Sorry Sub101. Rennan is right. This throw is uki-waza, believe it or not Olympians can be wrong. Also respected instructors such as Erik Paulson can be wrong, but he admits it. Example, he calls seoi otoshi, drop seoi nage which is wrong. Hope this helps. FYI I have 32 year in judo-never been to the Olympics though.

  4. My sensei essentially taught me the same thing, and to coop with the new rule he told me to warp my left arm around uke's hip. He also advised me to strategically placing my left leg the right position to creat enough leverage to bridge and roll the uke over instead of positioning my leg to lift them up and throw them over (which I had done wrong before).
    With your further advices, I can't wait to the trainning day to improve my technique 🙂

  5. Theres a video on youtube that shows you how to do it with out the leg just search up "firemans carry without leg" and you should find it

  6. You realize that the person demonstrating this technique is a JUDO OLYMPIAN right? And there are VARIATIONS to all moves. I've never seen one teacher show a move the exact same way in the 25 plus years in martial arts.

  7. you actually dont even need to grab the leg to do it. Its all about the shoulder between the legs. I once even knew a one armed wrestler who used this takedown very effectively.

  8. Did this in Karate about two weeks ago. I am reviewing the throws we do and this helps refresh my memory on how to do it properly! Thanks a lot!

  9. does this comply with the modern ruleset of not grabbing the leg? just to clarify, is it that you can only grab the leg once you've committed to the technique, not before you commit?


  10. exact same thing as this vid except with the left arm *assuming you are right handed like mat* bring that across to your shoulder so you would be grabbing your opponent left elbow that is wrapped around your neck. follow through the same way. DO NOT TRY TO LIFT. You will dislocate your mate's shoulder if you try to lift. stick to drop rolling only. if you have your opponent elbow in control as you keep rolling, your opponent will just be doing a left handed break fall

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