Kumikata: the art of the grip


It may be difficult to understand the narration, but the video imagery tells the story.  How you grip tells the tale of where you’re going to go and what techniques open up for you.  This is a great tutorial on various competition-style gripping strategies, and what you can do with them.  At some point in your training, you will need to progress from basic beginner’s grips to where you have to learn which grips enable throwing and overcoming your opponent.  These are all classic grips, performed with great style and form.