Glossary of Judo terminology

Two-person uchikomi (Two-person training)

Two-person uchikomi (Two-person training)

"Uchikomi" (Repetition training) consists of repeated practice of the fundamentals to ensure accurate Waza execution, and serves the same purpose as swinging practice in baseball or tennis.
Unlike in Randori (Free sparring), Two-person uchikomi (Two-person training) consists of practicing the Waza form without actually throwing the practice partner. The partner adopts a posture which facilitates easy execution of the Waza, and the same Waza is repeated in a stationary or moving stance. Unlike the One-person uchikomi (One-person training), the Two-person uchikomi (Two-person training) better simulates the Waza form of an actual contest.
Strong contestants perform Uchikomi(Repetition training) at least 200 times per day, with this number increasing to 300 to 500 times prior to a contest.