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.
Winning The 2003 World Championships | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about taking his third World title infront of his home crowd in Osaka, Japan
Samurai Traditions | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about how the traditional way of the samurai is installed within him
Returning at +100 KG | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about his competitive return at +100kgs and winning the 2007 Paris Tournament
Defeat At The 2004 Olympics | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about his experiences at the 2004 Olympic Games
Retirement | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Inoue talks about the decision to retire and the meaning of judo to him
2005 Kano Cup | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about the 2005 Kano Cup, where he tore his shoulder, but continued to fight. Showing samurai spirit Inoue went on to throw for Ippon and win the contest
Returning From Injury | Interview | Kosei Inoue
After tearing his shoulder muscle, Kosei Inoue talks about how he returned from injury and his first training sessions back on the tatami.
Rivalry with Antal Kovacs | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue speaks about being thrown spectacularly for Ippon by Antal Kovacs in 2001, before defeating him later that year in the World Championships final
Fighting Shinohara | Interview | Kosei Inoue
After losing to him in the 1998 All Japans, Inoue spent three years training to beat the super heavyweight Shinichi Shinohara, before finally overcoming in the 2001 All Japans
Build Up To The 1999 World Championships | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Inoue talks about his bad form in 1999 and losing his mother in the build up to going to Birmingham, UK, and winning the first of his three world titles
Winning The 1999 World Championships | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about his mother passing away shortly before winning the 1999 World Championships at 19 years-old
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue talks about the greatest day of his life - winning the 2000 Olympic Games.
Throwing For Ippon | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue describes the importance of throwing for Ippon
Starting Judo And Uchi mata | Interview | Kosei Inoue
Kosei Inoue speaks about starting judo and the development of his favourite technique - Uchimata