5/07/2014 5:26pm, #71
Ben highighted the falling back after the technique, my read on that is that going so slowly meant you had to load bear uke for an unusual length of time, which caused the stumble backwards, but I may be wrong.
Other than that it looked a good step in the right direction and without further angles/ more repitions I think you're on the right path and just need to keep practicing.
5/07/2014 5:31pm, #72
5/07/2014 5:38pm, #73
5/07/2014 5:58pm, #74
I don't mind throwing Danil hard. He's Russian. Built for it.
I was going slowly to make sure I had chest contact every time, and could deliberately feel uke load.
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5/07/2014 9:05pm, #75
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The uchimata is a nice classic uchimata, Blackmonk has listened well. The two issues
1 moving the attacking foot to the right will clear room for the planting leg to be centered and step a little deeper. If one steps a little deeper and leaves the attacking leg behind until the upper body contact is 100% and the leg folows the throw. One of the main problems I see with people learning uchimata is that they try to throw with their leg and don't get the upper body contact.
This may be a little over kill with leaving the leg behind but it is the best way I have found to teach noobes the upper body contact needed to do a classic uchimata. We have a High school program here and I have taught this to three month students in about a half an hour with surprising success.
If blackmonk came to me and was doing that uchimata and asked for advice the first thing I would say is "it looks pretty good to me".
5/08/2014 10:34am, #76Falling for Judo since 1980
5/08/2014 9:35pm, #77
Wasn't able to do a lot of reps tonight, as I was helping a friend, who is new to the sports, work her way through the dai ikkyo.
I attempted the uchi mata more to the right, though, and was able to achieve decent throws every other attempt or so. I'll get video tomorrow.
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5/09/2014 12:01pm, #78
7/12/2014 6:47pm, #79
After some adjustments, I finally started hitting uchi mata. It's big. Effortless.
However, it is from the "swamp boot" entry that I think I mentioned earlier in this thread. I will post a video. It is how Igor Kurinnoy teaches his guys in Moscow. This version involves moving into and displacing uke, rather than pulling him out and over the "triangle".
I'm glad that it is finally, really, truly mine, but sorta frustrated (in a weird way) that it went from not working to working, without a whole lot of intermediary progress.
7/15/2014 4:51pm, #80
If Kurrinoy's displacement method is, what I suspect, a variant of the oikomi or dashing in method used in Judo albeit from more inventive and complex gripping patterns/positioning, the principle behind the concept of the triangle is probably still there, just in a non-obvious way.
Good to hear you're now comfortable with your Uchi mata and it's proving effective. Although I have to say my experience of getting better at Judo is like yours, I plugged away at something without any visible incrimental improvement and then boom. I woke up and suddenly all the improvements seemed to have come at once. Kind of frustrating, but kind of rewarding at the same time.