UCHIKOMI (striking, going towards, inside) aims to create sensations through repeated movements.
Over and over, it aims to take away, the elements which hinder the freedom of action of the HARA.
By the continuity of the movements, with a progressive elimination of constraints, by becoming aware of his/her own physical oppositions, by gradually feeling judo’s purpose through the use of techniques, the original judo (or Japanese jujitsu) practitioner models his/her body.
During the UCHIKOMI, Tori strives, to solicit UKE as little as possible.
UKE, is also very active by focusing on his/her own control and availability.
Repeatedly receiving TORI’s actions, UKE develops more and more sensations by the movement. UKE must remain focused, free and alert to perform UKEMI at any time.