Judo moves that are highly effective and that win contests – here are two gems:
The first, the Belt Flip is a basic groundwork judo move, used to score ippon in ne-waza.
The second, Uchimata is a more advanced technique, used to throw for ippon in tachi-waza.
Judo Techniques that Win
Judo Moves 1: The Belt Flip
Judo moves like this one work well when uke defends by laying flat on their stomach.
First, grab the collar and the belt, and pull your partner up, trapping their head between your knee and elbow.
Now, stick your leg out by uke’s side and pull your partner over your straightened leg.
Follow the movement, rolling over quickly, and into a hold down like Tate-Shiho-Gatame.
Judo Throws that score ippon
Judo Move 2: Uchi-Mata
Uchi-mata , like most judo moves, is all about balance and timing.
First, break your partner’s balance by pulling them forward, onto their tip toes.
Take a step forwards, and position your support foot.
When you turn in, aim to make contact with your hip against uke’s inner thigh.
Now, keep balance as you swing your leg through.
Pull outwards on uke’s sleeve to direct and rotate uke onto their back for ippon.
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A note from Nik to judo coaches
Hello judo coaches! I’ll be sending out free weekly resources from Monday.
Resources you can download, print and use at your dojo.
There will be free resources to help you promote judo, like this flyer that shows the many benefits of doing judo.
Also there is a paid-option to help you teach technique.