Katame-Waza
(Grappling Techniques)

    The techniques of katame-waza are usually employed when both competitors have fallen to the mat but there are some katame-waza techniques that can be used while standing.  Katame-waza consists of three general types of techniques: osae-komi-waza (hold down or pinning techniques), shime-waza (choke/stangle holds), and kansetsu-waza (joint locking techniques, specifically armbars).

    The following is a list of all katame-waza techniques and their English translations found in the 1994 edition of Kodokan Judo.

     If the technique is underlined that means you can click on the name of the technique and see a picture of it.

Osae-Komi-Waza (Pinning Techniques)
Kesa-Gatame (scarf hold)
Kata-Gatame (shoulder hold)
Yoko-Shiho-Gatame (side locking four corner hold)
Tate-Shiho-Gatame (straight locking four corner hold)
Kami-Shiho-Gatame (top four corner hold)
Kuzure-Kami-Shiho-Gatame (broken top four corner hold)
Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame (variation of scarf hold)
Ushiro-Kesa-Gatame (reverse scarf hold)

Shime-Waza (Choke/Stangle Holds)
Hadaka-Jime (naked lock / rear naked choke)
Gyaku-Juji-Jime (reverse cross lock)
Kata-Ha-Jime (single-wing lock)
Kata-Juji-Jime (half cross lock)
Kata-Te-Jime (one hand choke)
Nami-Juji-Jime (normal cross lock)
Okuri-Eri-Jime (sliding collar lock)
Ryo-Te-Jime (two hand choke)
Sankaku-Jime (triangle choke)
Sode-Guruma-Jime (sleeve wheel choke)
Tsukkomi-Jime (thrust choke)

Kansetsu-Waza (Armbars/Joint Locks)
Ude-Garami (entangled armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Juji-Gatame (cross armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Ude-Gatame (arm armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Hiza-Gatame (knee armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Waki-Gatame (armpit armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Hara-Gatame (stomach armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Ashi-Gatame (leg armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Te-Gatame (hand armlock)
Ude-Hishigi-Sankaku-Gatame (triangle armlock)
 

    There are countless variations to the above mat techniques and there may be additional techniques that have not been included on the above list.  If you are aware of a mat technique that has not been included, please send an email to judo@nd.edu.  Please include the Japanese name of the technique, the English translation, and where to find a description/illustration of the technique (if possible).

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!