Saturday, April 21, 2007

Uchi-Mata for MMA - Karo Parisyan

Watch UFC veteran Karo Parisyan demonstrate Uchi-Mata, a traditional Judo throw. As Parisyan demonstrates, it can be done well with no gi, meaning that it's very applicable to self-defense or combatives applications. More Parisyan at

I've posted before (see below) about how well Judo can work in self-defense, and how you rarely see it in the current crop of MMA fighters. This is an excellent representation of how you can make it work in MMA, or on the street.

See also:

Uchi-Mata on
Dose of Reality - Judo in MMA
What is the relationship of sport judo to unarmed combat?
Jon Bluming, Europe’s first Mixed Martial Artist
The Martial Art vs Sport Debate
Why Are Martial Sports Superior?

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