Thursday, June 27, 2013

There's more than one way to makikomi a ko uchi

Here, for comparison, is how Ronda does a ko uchi makikomi (minor inside winding throw) and how I do it.

Her way is more risky. You are more likely to throw the opponent for an ippon in judo and win the match. However, if you DON'T get the ippon you are in a more vulnerable position.

Which way is "best" depends on your goal. If you are behind in the match and there is very little time left, do it Ronda's way. You are more likely to get a higher score and win. If you are ahead, I'd suggest my way. You may not score a full point, but you aren't very likely to get countered or choked either.

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