I have enjoyed all of the Judo Masterclass Series. They go into the detail and variation that is missing from other books on Judo and it is easy to study a certain technique and use it - or teach it - at the dojo that night.
The Judo Masterclass on Uchimata is full of the detail and variation that I am looking for in the series. That is not the problem. The problem - and this is a big problem - is that all instruction and all pictures are for left-handed uchimata (with left-handed grip) only. This is the reason I give it only 2 stars.
Every judoka understands that to excel, you must learn each throw on the left as well as the right; however, for all the obvious reasons, we learn the throw right-handed first, then learn it left-handed. In this book, there is no instruction for the right-handed throw.
Because I am determined to excel at uchimata, I am in the process of scanning all the pictures and flipping them horizontally, and scanning the text into Word, and changing "left" to "right" and "right" to "left." I really shouldn't have to do this.