I'm 1,91m tall and stronger built than most of my opponents. Right now I'm trying to improve my strategy in Judo, as so far I'm mostly passive and use Tani Otoshi as I can, or Ippon Seoi Nage or Seoi Otoshi if I see a chance and variations of Sumi Gaeshi/Tomoe Nage against more aggressive opponents.
Yet in none of these can I actually use my size as an advantage. Sure, Seoi Nage and Sumi Gaeshi are a beginning already, but there have to be more?
My trainer recommended the usage of throws in which I grab the back of the collar of an opponent - which makes sense to me. After some research I came up with Uchi Mata, Harai Goshi, Ashi Waza, O Uchi Gare and Osoto Gari with Hiza Guruma.
- Uchi Mata and Harai Goshi seem to be a good idea as my legs, which are pretty heavy (I'm doing a lot of bicycling), accelerate fast - yet are they good for tall practitioners?
- Ashi Waza and Osoto Gari with Hiza Guruma seems to take advantage of my long legs
- O Uchi Gari seems to be an interesting choice, as I can use the volume of my body
What I'm completely lacking are useful strategies. I'm in Karate and Ju-Jutsu as well, but except for some handy blocking and freeing techniques, I'm not able to use much to my benefit. I realize my opponents usually try to aim for my legs, as my balance point is low and mostly avoid techniques that require grappling my collar or shoulders (especially when I'm keeping them at a distance).
The benefit of my long arms usually helps me to avoid leverage by keeping everyone away, but it puts me in a passive position and is a huge waste of energy. Yet, any kind of take-down from the default position is tricky, as my movements require a longer distance and come with more force, which can be used against me easily.
Ideas and combinations would be much appreciated.