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Throws and Holddowns


Progression in judo involves several technical components such as throws, hold downs, breakfalls, exercises, and non-technical elements such as class participation, Judo history, Japanese vocabulary, and community activity… it all adds up!

Technical elements for junior judoka involve hold downs (ground techniques) and throws (standing techniques) as depicted below;

Hold Downs

  • Hon kesa Gatame – “Basic Scarf Hold”
  • Kata Gatame – “Shoulder Hold”
  • Kame Shiho Gatame – “Locking of Upper 4 Quarters”
  • Kuzure Kame Shiho Gatame – “modified Locking of Upper 4 Quarters”
  • Yoshiro Gatame – “Reverse Scarf Hold”
  • — Coming soon
  • Yoko Shiho Gatame – “Side Locking of 4 Quarters”
  • Mune Gatame – “Modified side Chest Hold”
  • Kushure Kesa Gatame – “Modified Cross Chest Hold”
  • Tate-Shiho Gatame – “Vertical 4 Corner Hold”
  • Kata-Osae – “Shoulder Trap Hold”
  • - White belt – must learn 1 through 4
  • - Yellow belts – must learn 1 through 7
  • - Orange belts – must learn 1 through 8
  • - Green belts – must learn 1 through 10
  • - Blue belts and above – must know all and variations of…

Throws

To earn Yellow Belt

  • De Ashi Harai
  • Hiza-Guruma
  • Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi
  • Uki Goshi
  • O Soto Gari
  • O Goshi
  • O Uchi Gari
  • Ippon Seoi Nage

To earn Orange Belt

  • Ko Soto Gari
  • Ko Uchi Gari
  • Koshi Guruma
  • Tsuri Komi Goshi
  • Okuri Ashi Harai
  • Tai Otoshi
  • Harai Goshi
  • Uchi Mata

Orange Belt (Yon Kyu)