High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Uchi mata is one of the original 40 throws of Judo as developed by Jigoro Kano. It belongs to the second group, Dai Nikyo, of the traditional throwing list, Gokyo (no waza), of Kodokan Judo. It is also part of the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a foot technique, Ashi-Waza. A counter to uchi mata is uchi mata sukashi. Danzan Ryu's Uchi Momo Harai is very similar to Uchi Mata, and is one of the 20 techniques in the Nagete list. Judo, meaning "gentle way", is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai bud ) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw one's opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue one's opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking the elbow or by executing a choke.