Kids Judo Books by Koka Kids
Judo Books by Koka Kids

Ura-Nage Learn how to do this Judo Throw


Ura-Nage is usually used as a counter attack. The key is to be ready and waiting for the attack. Read your partner’s movement, and as they turn in be ready to counter.


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How to throw with Ura-Nage

  1. Wait for your opponent to attack you with a forward throw like Harai-Goshi or Hane-Goshi.
  2. Drop your hips and grab uke around their waist.
  3. Pick uke up off the ground using your legs to lift.
  4. Lean backwards and twist towards uke as your throw them to the mat.
  5. Control the landing!

Ilias Illiadis: The Best Ura-Nage

Ilias Iliadis became Olympic champion at the age of 17. He is one of judo’s all time greats. Read this profile by the International Judo Federation about his journey and how he has become a Champion in Life.

Explosive and dynamic, his style is one to admire. Watch how he throws with uranage, keeping balance as he shifts weight from one foot to another.

Olympic and double World Champion, Ilias Iliadis

Iliadis has always been a great supporter and friend to Koka Kids, and over the years we have featured this legendary fighter many times in the Koka Kids Judo Magazine, that you can now buy from Fighting Films.

Ura-Nage Tutorial

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