Yoshida's Uchi Mata

Discussion in 'Judo' started by Herbo, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Herbo

    Herbo Valued Member

    Thought I'd share this video of Hidehiko Yoshida (of Olympic and choking out Royce Gracie fame) teaching Uchi mata.

    I especially like how he covers the feet triangle or "Teeing up" concept as this is how I coach this throw as well.

    Its also good to see a high level player coach ken-ken uchimata as well which is the second part of the video.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMl8Ic0p3Lk"]Uchimata Demo by Yoshida with English Subtitles - YouTube[/ame]
  2. Gripfighter

    Gripfighter Sub Seeker

    great find, yoshida is a hero, tough isn't the word.
  3. Princess Haru

    Princess Haru Valued Member

    I didn't know there was a name for that variation ken ken uchimata, and sure in class we just did it slightly to the side. It's the only way I've managed to throw so far but can't remember being told about the triangle. I'd ruled it out as too difficult but may just have to try it again :)

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