Uchi mata

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Uchi mata
Photo of uchi-mata judo
Two practitioners demonstrate the uchi-mata throw
Sub classificationAshi-waza
CounterUchi mata sukashi
Uchi mata gaeshi
Technique name
EnglishInner-thigh throw

Uchi mata (内股) is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Kanō Jigorō. It belongs to the second group, Dai Nikyo, of the traditional throwing list, Gokyo (no waza), of Kodokan Judo. It is also part of the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-Waza. A counter to uchi mata is uchi mata sukashi as well as Te Guruma. To this day uchi mata has consistently been one of the highest scoring techniques in competition. [1]


  1. ^ "Uchi-mata: Inner thigh throw". 6 March 2015.


Further reading[edit]

  • Sugai, Hitoshi (1992), "Uchimata", Judo Masterclass Techniques (second ed.), Ippon Books, ISBN 0-9518455-1-9

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