It is reputed to be Professor Kano's favourite throw. Uki Goshi is also, I think the only hip throw that can be done an anybody, almost regardless of size or shape of your partner or opponent (Uke).
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The throw is "Quintessential" because it is the throw to which everybody everywhere that has the slightest knowledge of Judo identifies as a judo throw. But I don't understand why in this video they say to bend your back. Perhaps it was an older way of teaching it