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Japanese triple World and Olympic Champion Kosei Inoue is widely regarded as one of the greatest judoka of all time, and is without doubt the leading expert on Uchi mata.
Inoue's Uchi mata in the final of the 2000 Olympic Games is perhaps the greatest throw in Olympic history. His eight variations of Uchi mata are essential viewing.
As a right hander Inoue shows how cross gripping or a lapel feed can neutralise an opponent who is trying to throw his arm over your far shoulder
With an opponent who likes to throw his arm over Inoue's shoulder, Inoue shows how to take the opponent to the ground and land in a dominant position in Newaza
Inoue shows how rolling the right shoulder and staying on the move keeps you out of trouble against strong left handed opponents
Inoue shows how attack is the best form of defence against opponents who like to throw a strong right arm over the top of the back
Right handed Kosei Inoue demonstrates his gripping against left handed opponents
As a right hander Inoue often uses a lapel feed against left handed opponents
Kosei Inoue shows how to keep the lapel grip no matter what your opponent tries
Against right handed opponents Kosei Inoue shows his preferred right armpit grip
If his opponent blocks his lapel Inoue takes the sleeve and pins it with his left hand
If struggling to catch a left handed opponent's sleeve Inoue employs several clever gripping techniques using the lapels of his opponent
When in a right v right situation Inoue will quite often launch a surprise attack on the right side of his opponent's body
Inoue feints to take his opponent's sleeve before taking an armpit grip
Inoue uses one of his favourite techniques - Ouchi gari - to get a big reaction from his opponent before stepping in with a huge Osoto gari. This clip also includes Inoue's single-sided Osoto gari
See how Inoue sets up his devastating Osoto gari from a Kosoto gari attack
Inoue demonstrates all three variations of his Ashi waza - Kosoto gari, De ashi barai and Okuri ashi barai
The technique Inoue scored Ippon with in the 2003 World Championships final
See how Inoue's Morote seoi nage perfectly compliments his other major throwing techniques like Uchi mata and Ouchi gari
One of three of Inoue's shoulder throws, his Kata eri seoi nage was his most clinical and the one he used most in competition
One of Kosei Inoue's surprise attacks was a beautiful drop Kata sode seoi nage
Inoue demonstrates all three strangles that he used in competition, including his secret weapon!
Against left handed opponents Kosei Inoue attacks with Ouchi gari from a traditional sleeve and lapel grip
With a right armpit and left lapel grip Kosei Inoue shows his Ouchi gari against right handed opponents
Kosei Inoue shows how he adapted his Ouch gari when he moved up to the +100kgs category
Kosei Inoue has a clever piece of footwork to get the reaction from his opponent to be able to throw with Uchimata