Yellow belt (gokyu) syllabus

December 5th, 2016 | Posted by judo in Beginner | Class summary | News - (0 Comments)

Nage Waza (Throwing Techniques)
O GoshiMajor hip throw
Koshi gurumaHip wheel
O soto gariMajor outer reap
O uchi GariMajor inner reap
Ippon Seoi NageOne “arm” shoulder(ing) throw

Osaekomi Waza (Hold Down Techniques)
Hon kesa gatame – Basic “scarf” hold
Yoko shiho gatameSide four quarters hold
Kami shiho gatameUpper four quarters hold
Tate shiho gatameLongitudinal four quarters hold
Kata gatame – Shoulder hold

Shime Waza (Strangulation Techniques)
Hadaka JimeNaked strangle

Kansetsu Waza (Joint Locking Techniques)
Ude Hishigi Juji GatameCross arm lock

Beginner technique recap

October 31st, 2013 | Posted by judo in Beginner | Class summary | News - (1 Comments)

This mid-semester technique recap is for supplemental purposes only and does not replace live instruction. Please only practise techniques under instructor supervision.


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Warm-ups (taiso):

  • Shrimps (forward and reverse)
  • Mat drags
  • Partner-assisted rows
  • etc.

Break-fall techniques (ukemi):

  • Backward break-fall (ushiro ukemi)
  • Side break-fall (yoko ukemi)
  • Forward rolling break-fall (zenpo kaiten ukemi or mae mawari ukemi)

Throwing techniques (nage-waza):

  • O-soto gari (major outer reap)
  • O-uchi gari (major inner reap)
  • O-goshi (major hip throw)
  • Ippon seoi nage (one [arm] shoulder throw)
  • De-ashi barai (front foot sweep)

Ground techniques (ne-waza):

  • Hon kesa gatame (basic “scarf” hold, a pin or osaekomi-waza)
Full yellow belt syllabus (pdf).

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