3/01/2006 12:39pm, #11
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
Disclaimer: I suck at judo
Uchikomi is a huge help to me. It trains entry to a throw, which is arguably the most important part (assuming that you dump the guy on his ass at the end). And since I still have relative noob status, decent throw entry is difficult for me during randori.
Specifically, moving uchikomi is the most helpful to me because you have to enter for the throw in a somewhat realistic way (not static). Also, it's good to be able work on combinations without getting thrown if my sweep wasn't perfect.
And, in response to the arguement that you're not practicing the throw as you would in randori, isn't the idea to improve your technique? The more you practice a throw (in realistic circumstances), the better your technique will get and the better you'll be able to perform it during randori.
3/01/2006 1:34pm, #12
Man, you have to do something before you actually throw some poor bastard, right?
3/01/2006 4:41pm, #13
Depends on the person and his experience.
Early on, uchi-komi is probably more important for learning the technique and acquiring a set of body skills that apply across multiple techniques. I like to start with solo drills and plyometrics to develop beginners confidence in basic movements, then progress up the ladder.
However, once a person's acquired a certain skill set, uchi-komi are of much less use; maybe for warmup. Nage-komi, grip fighting, situational drills are more important for an experienced player.
3/01/2006 7:32pm, #14
Depending on the throw the lift isn't always there.
But yes, you're thinking of the correct activity.
3/01/2006 7:49pm, #15
If we did nagekomi like uchikomi, I'd be able to go once a month.
Uchikomi are good for dynamic entry practice and to speed up the reflexive responses in your body. The goal is for the throw to be so rehearsed, it can be done without thinking. It can be done with nagekomi but you'll break your training partner with that many high reps and the force of the throws.
3/01/2006 9:12pm, #16Originally Posted by MONGOOriginally Posted by Osiris
3/06/2006 10:29pm, #17
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- east coast
I like uchikomis - I feel that uchikomi is vital for my playing as it wakes things up and helps my body get used to/warm up to/learn the entry. Other players are different. I limit myself to 2 throws and move from static uchikomi to moving while trying to stay as relaxed and consistent as possible.
Nagekomi is necessary and fun, but I really appreciate walking upright these days.
3/06/2006 10:32pm, #18
Here is what I DON'T like - people that pop through these like they are doing jumping jacks.
3/06/2006 11:33pm, #19Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
3/07/2006 9:45am, #20
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
One hgood thing about uchi komi, it's the only time I can actually pull off ippon seonage.Who, for Pete’s sake! Is opposing science? In fact, we want MORE science by CRITICALLY ANALIZING the evidence-Connie Morris, Kansas State BOE (bolding and underlining part of original quote, red is my emphasis)
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