5/05/2014 8:02pm, #61
What I do know is that I'm starting to feel that circular kuzushi pull where you draw uke behind you, and onto your hip... Lots of good players I know do that with uchi mata. It's how I have been getting osoto gari and osoto makikomi so much lately, also.
At least 50% percent of those o goshi are coming like that, more or less, along with more than a few of those Zantaraia belly-to-belly pickups that lead into a harai or o goshi.
5/06/2014 1:50pm, #62
I did a short video last night after practice, however, I'm not sure it shows what I was trying to show regarding the "bending the back" stuff, which was kinda the point. In fact, I may be doing something different and have equated it "bending the back".
What it does show is my spiffy new haircut and the fact that my uke does nice ukemi...Falling for Judo since 1980
5/06/2014 1:55pm, #63
5/06/2014 3:50pm, #64
"Bending back" is a CK-ism isn't it, which means it's probably a bit dodgy?
What I think CK thought was "bending back" is actually chest contact, but he just hadn't sufficient exposure to real world Judo to realise it.
In O Goshi making chest contact is as important as Uchi mata, which is why you see so many people failing at O goshi, because they bend over at the waist and get nowhere.
Example Illiadis running through some of the main Koshi waza, note the chest contact from hip to armpit in every technique.
At 4.30 onwards Illiadis makes the point about chest contact and how inserting the hip too far through loses chest contact and ruins the technique.
5/06/2014 4:15pm, #65Falling for Judo since 1980
5/06/2014 6:58pm, #66
Bending the back doesn't mean sticking your hip in too far, which is of course a fault/mistake. I'm struggling to put into words... it's one way to fit into the chest to hip contact better. It's not necessary, I don't think, but is a useful, to me at least.
It's more a way to get uke to lean/support his body on tori.Falling for Judo since 1980
5/06/2014 9:41pm, #67
Not sure this is the best angle. I did this slowly to make sure I was being mindful of the mechanics.
I've also seen the Iliadis video before. It has been very influential in my game over the last year-ish.
5/07/2014 9:36am, #68
You lost balance towards your right near the end, and your left hand/arm got loose as well, coming off of your chest, resulting in a small loss of control. Keep that tight across your chest so that when you rotate uke goes with you...any space and he can get away.
Uke was supported on your body (the chest to hip contact) which is good. Try making your initial "step" a bit further in front of uke and see what happens.
Your "free" leg was far to the left, which is a bit deeper than necessary, made a kind of hane goshi like action. I'd avoid doing that, it can be a bit of a crutch and can lead to your hip being too far across, and you basically stopped your rotation because of it.
Once uke is loaded onto you, you won't be doing much lifting (as noted earlier by judoka_uk), but rotating. Stretch your and rotate, your leg will lift .Falling for Judo since 1980
5/07/2014 10:03am, #69
5/07/2014 10:22am, #70
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Try to move your attacking leg/foot 10 to 12 inches to your right and step deeper with your planting leg while leaving your attacking leg behind. The uchimata looks good!