NYCNewbie wrote:As a (relatively) tall, thin guy, I never, ever went for leg picks but always got caught with 'em. Plus, I have this "leave the leg dangling out there"-type of Judo and as such would regularly get in trouble via leg grabs.
And you know what? I despise the prohibition on leg grabs. I deserved every leg pick I got. I can't believe they'd do away with them!
The main thing is: they're natural. They happen organically in fights. Judo is a fight. Not a fistfight, but a grappling fight- and grappling fights mean grappling, which means grabbing legs. Period.
The whole thing makes me sad.
Why do you think being tall and thin means you can't do ashi-tori attacks?
Rules now may inhibit you, but don't limit yourself because of your realtive tall/thin stature. Long arms have longer reach...