Just an observation on the new IJF rule set, I listened to this commentary and pretty much agree with the theories:
In relation to the tachi-waza:
In most Jacket Wrestling styles, such as Kuresh, Gouren and Cornish and belt wrestling styles such as Schwingen, Bokh and Ssirium there is a single grip and then throw situation, I see a similarity to this in the new rules.
In the Jacket styles trips are usually cool but touching the legs is prohibited, I find this ironic as Judo supplanted (in Europe) the native styles but it seems Judo is now emulating the play of those styles
I agree the rules should make for great throws as most of the Jacket Wrestling styles get great throws due to this type of rule set, should be fun.
Just some thoughts, cheers
Here's a random clip containing lutte canarias and gouren for an example.
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