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Double World and Olympic Champion - Keiji Suzuki shows us the kuzushi elements for his Uchi mata that he uses against lighter opponents
Double World and Olympic Champion - Keiji Suzuki using his Uchi mata in competitions against lighter opponents.
Suzuki found that bigger, stronger opponents would try and dominate his head and pull him in. He had to find ways to unsettle them – De Ashi Barai, and this combination was his answer.
Fearful of this attack, it worked as a great deterrent to his opponent ’s, who would be reluctant to pull hi...
There are two clear upper body movements for this combination, and they are both lead by the collar hand.
First, Suzuki pulls their upper body down and to the left, and then he changes direction, rotating Uke with both arms in a steering wheel type motion.