Uchi mata is widely regarded as the most beautiful and spectacular of all judo throws.
From the nine techniques of 'Uchi mata King' Kosei Inoue, to the spinning version of Ugo Legrand, the Makikomi of Craig Fallon and the unorthodox variations of Liparteliani and Tchrikishvili, there is an Uchi mata here for every different type of judoka.
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'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, 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.
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.
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