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Standing Yes, a shorter person has an advantage for hip throws and shoulder throws because it is easier to get under the opponent's center. But a taller person has other advantages. Longer legs make foot sweeps easier. Leg attacks like osoto gari have greater leverage. Grappling strategies that crush the opponent from above become available. Mass ...


With taller opponents, you have the advantage that a smaller horizontal movement will bring their center of gravity beyond their feet. It's also true though that with a taller opponent, you may have issues with reaching designated spots. With shorter opponents, especially in martial arts like Judo, it's more difficult to get under your opponent for some ...

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