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Kosei Inoue

Kosei Inoue

4 Seasons

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.

Kosei Inoue
  • Kosei Inoue - Upper body movement for Uchi mata

    Episode 1

    Kosei Inoue shows fast hands and upper body movement to create a reaction in his opponent so that he can enter with Uchimata

  • Kosei Inoue - Uchi mata from Ouchi gari twitch

    Episode 2

    Inoue's incredible twitch Uchimata, made world famous in the 2000 Olympic final. Faking for the rear technique - Ouchi gari - Inoue exploits his opponent's reaction by exploding in with his incredible Uchimata.

  • Kosei Inoue - Uchi mata at +100kgs

    Episode 3

    When Kosei Inoue moved up to the heavier weight of +100kgs he had to adapt his Uchimata to combat the big difference in size of his opponent. Learn how he did it now

  • Kosei Inoue - Uchi mata from Ouchi gari attack

    Episode 4

    Inoue attacks to the rear with Ouchi gari before switching forwards with Uchimata to devastating effect. Includes some excellent competition examples, including from the 1999 and 2003 World Championships

  • Kosei Inoue - Oikomi Uchi mata

    Episode 5

    Olympic Champion Kosei Inoue's classical Uchimata. Inoue demonstrates all elements of his Uchimata, showing what his legs, upper body, arms and head are doing before showing the full power of the technique

  • Kosei Inoue - Ken ken Uchi mata

    Episode 6

    See Kosei Inoue's highly effective hopping Uchimata when fighting against opponents with an extreme left-handed stance.

  • Kosei Inoue - Tobikomi Uchi mata

    Episode 7

    Kosei Inoue's incredible trademark Tobikomi Uchimata, where he ignores the traditional entry step to Uchimata and spins in directly with the technique. Inoue considers this as his special tactic. Truly spectacular

  • Kosei Inoue - Uchi mata sukashi

    Episode 8

    Kosei Inoue was not only the master in throwing people with Uchimata. He was also very good at counter-attacking his opponent's Uchimatas. Here Inoue demonstrates his Uchimata sukashi.

  • Kosei Inoue - Uchi mata - Uchi komi

    Episode 9

    Kosei Inoue, Japan's -100kg triple World and Olympic Champion, demonstrates both two and three man Uchi komi. Repeated Uchi komi is essential for mastering Uchimata; one of the hardest but most rewarding of all judo techniques.