Friday, April 8, 2011
JUDO BASICS YOU MUST MASTER: THE UCHI MATA REVISITED.
Our cousins in the sport of Judo certainly know their way around slamming the sh*# out of each other. How can we not approve?
Many of us in BJJ (including myself) often under train in the area of wrestling takedowns and basic Judo throws/sweeps/trips. It's partly due to the scoring system in our sport and partly to the sport's general emphasis on ground positions and submission. All excuse making aside, the reality is takedowns are effective in both competition and self defense.
This video from a recent Judo clinic features another great step-by-step approach to uchi mata ( , one of Judo's cornerstone throws. Practice makes perfect, so grab your kid sister and start throwing.