In Judo, techniques are divided into three major categories:
Nage waza (throwing techniques), katame waza (grappling techniques, and atemi waza (vital-point striking techniques).
Nage waza are divided into two main types: tachi waza (standing techniques) and sutemi waza (sacrifice techniques).
The tachi waza are further divided into the “te waza” (hand techniques), “koshi waza” (hip techniques), and “ashi waza” (foot/leg techniques) groups, and the sutemi waza are further divided into the “ma sutemi waza” (front sacrifices) and the “yoko sutemi waza” (side sacrifices) groups. Although the hands, hips, and feet are used in all these techniques, the technique names are taken from the body part or action which is central to the motion. The main nage waza are shown below.
In these explanations, the person applying a technique is identified as “tori”, and the person receiving the technique is identified as “uke”.
There are 67 Throws in Kodokan Judo.
In this video Judo Olympian and competitive BJJ black belt Matt D’Aquino goes over 74 Judo throws for you to try out at the academy and eventually in competition.
With These Techniques You Will Throw More People in BJJ Competition Than Ever Before and Instantly Gain an Edge Over Any Guy in Your Weight Division.
- Matt D’Aquino is not only a Judo Olympian, 4th degree judo Black belt, but also a competitive BJJ black belt.
- Simple and easy grip breaks that can break even the strongest of grips Throws and takedowns that almost guarantee a dominate position afterwards.