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Break Falls

Ushiro Ukemi (Backwards Breakfall)                                             

  • tuck chin in

Yoko Ukemi (Sidewards Breakfall) – left and right

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Mae-mawari-ukemi (Forward Rolling Breakfall) – left and right

  • Don’t cross the legs

  • Hit arm down as you are rolling

  • stand straight up in smooth motion

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Throwing Techniques

Forward Throws

-Make sure that uki is off balance before throwing-

O-goshi

Morote-seoi-nage 

Ippon-seoi nage 

Tai-otoshi

Backwards Throws

 

O-uchi-gari

Ko-uchi-gari

Attack uki’s right leg (opposite side to tori’s attacking leg)

Do not touch the ground

Full sweeping motion

Osoto-Gari

Hold Downs

Kesa-gatame

Kuzure-Keza-gatame

Kata-Gatame

Push uki’s right arm over their head and use head to keep in place

Right knee and foot against uki’s side

Left leg stretched out

Hands clasped underneath uki’s right shoulder​

Kami-shio-gatame

Chest down

Arms under shoulders

Hands holding beltL

Tate-shio-gatame

left arm wrapped around uki’s right arm

left hand holding own lapelright arm under uki’s neck

right hand holding uki’s collar

Terminology

Japanese Term

English Term

Judo

The gentle way

Obi

Judo belt

Matte

Stop

Gi

Judo suit

Osaekomi

Hold

Hajime

Start

Sensei

Teacher/coach

Rei

Bow

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