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The Best Throw for BJJ, Judo and MMA

The Best Throw for BJJ, Judo and MMA


The Uchi Mata is one of the best throws for Judo, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

The Uchi Mata, or inner thigh throw, is a devastatingly effective throw and has one of the highest success rates in all of Judo competition as it is difficult to defend against. It is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Kano Jigoro and is still part of the 67 throws in current Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a foot technique, or Ashi Waza, in the Nage no Kata of Kodokan, but since the throw uses considerable hip action as well, many references refer to it as a hip throw.

The mechanics of the Uchi Mata lend itself greatly to getting an Ippon in Judo competition, or as seen in the compilation clip it can land your opponent on their head making it a very violent technique for Mixed Martial Arts or self defense. And it is one of my favorite throws for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seeing as it lands me right in Kesa Gatame which I discussed in an earlier article (Link for Kesa).

Learn the Uchi Mata and other awesome judo throws for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from 2 of the best in the world, Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens


Modern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is getting away from our Judo roots, guard pulling is usually the go to for many competitors. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, the guard is a phenomenally powerful position and the keystone of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but we can’t forget we evolved from an art that emphasized high impact throws that would often end the fight. Hitting someone with a planet is a pretty effective move. Go practice a couple throws to add to your arsenal, they’ll often open up quick submissions or put you in a super dominate position. And I’ll see you on the mats. Oss   

Judo Champion Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens give you an insight into their world of taking people down. With these 3 DVD / On Demand set you can improve your take down game from 2 of the best in that area!

These two greats will be your guides as you learn to master the skills necessary to beat even the toughest opponent. All the techniques and tips you’ll ever need are found in The Takedown Blueprint.



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