If you aren't burying them everytime like that then you need to work on it more.
I find nothing more gratifying than a Kouchi Gari in which uke lands on the back of his head.
Im looking forward to getting back to judo now that the concussion has cleard up, and spending some time on ko uchi.
Can ko uchi gari be used on an advancing and retreating uke? Or does it work better in one direction?
Im assuming ko uchi is the judo equivalent of the boxers jab, a technique that when used properly can really unsettle your opponent and create openings. I know that in theory any judo techniques can be combined but ko uchi looks like a good one to start with it seems pretty low risk and at least if i dont actually throw them with it then it might make them stumble and create an opening.
Im at the heavier end of the judo scale and when its comes to randori there doesnt really seem to be alot of openings, heavy weight just seem to shuffle around where as the lighter ones are scooting around everywhere. I find this means that i struggle to get any movement from my opponent in which to work with and when i try to turn in for a throw i usually get countered.
Im starting to get the feel of my throws in uchikomi but im still a million miles away when trying against anyform of resistance. Im thinking combinations are the way forward, keep attacking the leading leg of uke trying to throw him but if i cant at least getting so form of reaction like a step back or some form of jigotai which i can use?
You can do Kouchi Gari on an advancing or retreating uke, or a basically static one.
Typically, you try Kouchi Gari and uke will step back and lean forward, or step back and lean backwards. You do a forward throw like Seoi Nage if they step back and lean forward, and a rear throw like Ouchi Gari if they step back and lean back.
Getting big guys to move is always a problem. Make sure to focus on the fundamentals as Judoka UK has outlined as your primary training before worrying about combinations.
With a good uke, who will feed you the reaction you want to work on, you can pick combinations up fairly quickly in drills, but it will still take a lot of time before you start pull the off in typical kyu grade randori. It's best to lay off the randori and do throw for throw nage komi with randori like movment for a while, get the rythm and timing down, then try normal randori.
But that's unlikely to happen in most Judo clubs.
This is one of the few throws that is allowed in our karate organizations competitions. I like trying this after working my way inside with my hands or as they place their lead leg down after a kick (if I'm on the inside).
We can use: o uchi gari, ko uchi gari, (gake variations), osoto gari, tai otoshi (essentially any non hip-levering, non-sacrifice throw).