The striking techniques of
judo are never practiced outside of kata as forceful or improper technique
could lead to serious injuries or death. Atemi-waza are classified as either
(arm strikes) or ashi-ate (leg strikes).
This is the list of Atemi-Waza techniques and English translations found in the 1994 paperback edition of Kodokan Judo.
Ude-Waza (Arm Strikes)
Ago-oshi (jaw push)
Ryogan-tsuki (strike to both eyes)
Suri-age (forehead thrust)
Yoko-uchi (side blow)
Naname-uchi (slanting strike)
Kirioroshi (downward cut)
Ushiro-dori (hold from behind)
Ushiro-ate (rear strike)
Ashi-Ate (Leg Strikes)
Ryote-dori (two hand hold)
Gyakute-dori (reverse two hand hold)
Mae-geri (front kick)
Ushiro-geri (rear kick)
Yoko-geri (side kick)
Ashi-fumi (foot stamp)
If you would like more
information about Atemi-Waza techniques, visit
Tom Selggren's atemi-waza page.
Warning!: Judo techniques can be extremely dangerous if not performed correctly. Never attempt to perform any judo technique unless you are under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. In other words:
Don't Try This At Home!