In a BJJ match match, you are likely to face a standing opponent that will have stiff arms and their butt far away from you. They use this as a stalling position to avoid getting thrown.
Here Joao Rocha shows a ‘ken Ken’ Uchi Mata against a stalling opponent.
In Judo, Uchi mata is called “the King of Throws”. Uchi Mata is Ashi Waza or a foot technique, and known as one of the most difficult throws but also the most beautiful.
The Ken Ken Uchi Mata technique is almost a must for every BJJ athlete.
Why? Because it’s relatively simple to learn and execute.
João Rocha demonstrates the setup:
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