Various Throws And A Finish From Hugo Hendrick

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Uchi Mata (Inner-Thigh Reaping Throw)

(1) Player 1 (black belt)’s right hand controls Player 2 (white belt)’s left collar. Player 1’s left hand grips Player 2’s right sleeve.
(2) Player 1’s right foot crosses behind his left to step towards Player 2, bringing his right hips perpendicular to Player 2. Player 1’s right arm pulls Player 2, drawing his elbow in towards Player 2’s chest.

Uchi Mata (Inner-Thigh Reaping Throw): Move 1-2, left to right

(3) After reaching his hips as close as possible to Player 2, Player 1’s left hand pulls Player 2’s right sleeve while his hip continues pushing against the opponent.
(4) Player 1 lifts Player 2 by drawing the opponent’s weight over his hips. At the same time, Player 1 lifts his own right leg to extend it between Player 2’s legs.
(5) After extending his right leg, Player 1 shift’s Player 2’s weight to draw the opponent over his back.
(6) Player 1 maintains his grips and balances his own weight on the left leg, to finish the move with Player 2 falling onto the mat.

Uchi Mata (Inner-Thigh Reaping Throw) :
Move 3-4, top left to right; Move 5-6, bottom left to right

O Soto Gari (Large Outer Reap)

(1) Player 1’s right hand controls Player 2’s left collar, and his left hand controls Player 2’s right sleeve. Player 1 must maintain distance between his feet for proper balance.
(2) Player 1’s left foot takes big step forward, landing next to Player 2’s right foot. At the same time, Player 1 pulls Player 2’s right collar towards him, aiming to position himself chest with chest with the opponent.

O Soto Gari (Large Outer Reap): Move 1-2, left to right

(3) Player 1 extends his right leg, maintaining the grips on the opponent’s gi.
(4) Player 1 hooks his right leg behind Player 2’s right leg, breaking the opponent’s balance.
(5) Player 1’s right leg kicks against the back of Player 2’s right knee. Player 1’s left hand pulls Player 2’s right sleeve, and his left hand pushes the opponent’s right collar forward.

O Soto Gari (Large Outer Reap): Move 3, left; move 4-5, right top to bottom

(6) This motion sends Player 2 to the mat. Player 1 must keep both of his grips during and after the move.
(7) Player 1’s right hand must push the opponent’s collar (Player 2’s chest), and his left hand pulls Player 2’s left sleeve to have absolute control of the opponent.

O Soto Gari (Large Outer Reap): Move 6-7, top to bottom

Ippon Seoi Nage (One-Armed Shoulder Throw)

(1) Player 1 stands with his right foot in front of the left. Player 1’s left hand controls Player 2’s right sleeve. Player 1’s right hand grips Player 2’s gi behind the opponent’s right shoulder.
(2) Player 1 does a 180-degree turn, while pulling Player 2’s left sleeve, and puts his right arm in a 90-degree position behind the opponent’s shoulder. Player 1’s left foot steps next to his right, bringing his hips closer to Player 2.
(3) As soon as Player 1’s back is facing Player 2’s chest, Player 1 pulls the opponent’s left sleeve towards the mat.
(4) Player 1’s right arm grips Player 2’s shoulder to pull the opponent forward with a strong grip. Player 2 bends both knees, making his own hips shift backward.

Ippon Seoi Nage (One-Armed Shoulder Throw): Move 1-2, top left to right; Move 3-4, bottom left to right

(5) Player 1 shifts Player 2’s weight onto his back, straightening his legs.
(6) Player 1 keep his body at a 90-degree angle, so Player 2 shifts over his back and falls to the mat. Player 1 maintains both of his grips until the throw is complete.

Ippon Seoi Nage (One-Armed Shoulder Throw): Move 5-6, top to bottom

Hadaka-Jime (Rear Naked Choke)

(1) Player 1 is positioned behind his opponent with his left palm facing up.
(2) Player 1’s right hand faces down as his right arm begins to cross over Player 2’s neck.
(3) Player 1’s right hand meets his left palm, with the right overtop the left.
(4) When Player 1’s hands come together, both elbows squeeze together behind Player 2’s back, making pressure to achieve the choke.

Hadaka-Jime (Rear Naked Choke): Move 1-2, top left to right; Move 3-4, bottom left to right

Hugo Hendrick is a judo blackbelt who has gained international acclaim as both an athlete and a coach. As a high-performance competitor, Hugo is a multiple-time Brazilian National Champion, and has medaled in the Pan American Championships. Transferring his world-class knowledge to athletes, Hugo has likewise produced winning competitors. Hugo most recently earned a silver medal in the 2020 USA Judo Open Championship in New Jersey, defeating challenging opponents.

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