DallasJudo.com: Waza - Techniques of Judo


Judo techniques are divided into three categories: Tachi Waza (throwing techniques), Katame Waza (grappling techniques), and Atemi Waza (striking techniques). Atemi Waza are not allowed in competition or randori. [*] Signifies technique is not allowed in competition or randori. Italics signifies technique is not in the Kodokan syllabus.

Tachi-Waza [Throwing Techniques]

  • Te-Waza [Hand Throws]
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  • Koshi-Waza [Hip Throws]
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  • Ashi-Waza [Foot / Leg Throws]
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  • Ma-Sutemi-Waza [Backwards Sacrifice Throws]
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  • Yoko-Sutemi-Waza [Side Sacrifice Throws]
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Katame-Waza [Grappling Techniques]

  • Osaekomi-Waza [Immobilization Techniques]
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  • Shime-Waza [Strangling Techniques]
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  • Kansetsu-Waza [Joint Locking Techniques]
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Atemi-Waza [Striking Techniques]

  • Ude-waza [Hand / arm strikes]
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  • Ashi-ate [Foot / leg strikes]
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