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Classification of Waza Names

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Nage-Waza (67 techniques)


Katame-waza (29 techniques)



Nage-waza (67 techniques)
Notes
Numbers indicate the position inside the Go Kyo no waza (Shin-Go Kyo, stipulated in 1920).
(example: "1-1" is the 1st of Dai-ikkyo (the first kyo))

  • indicates that it was included in the Kyu Go Kyo (stipulated in 1895) but was excluded when it was revised in 1920. (8 techniques)
  • indicates the newly-named wazas 1(stipulated on Oct. 05, 1982).
  • indicates the newly-named wazas 2 (stipulated on Apr. 01, 1997).

  • Te-waza (15 techniques)
    1-8Seoi-nage
    2-6Tai-Otoshi
    3-8Kata-guruma
    4-4Sukui-nage
    4-8Uki-Otoshi
    5-7Sumi-Otoshi
  • Obi-Otoshi
  • Seoi-Otoshi
  • Yama-arashi
  • Morote-gari
  • Kuchiki-taoshi
  • Kibisu-gaeshi
  • Uchi-mata-sukashi
  • Kouchi-gaeshi
  • Ippon-seoi-nage

    Koshi-waza (11 techniques)
    1-4Uki-goshi
    1-6O-goshi
    2-3Koshi-guruma
    2-4Tsurikomi-goshi
    2-7Harai-goshi
    3-2Tsuri-goshi
    3-5Hane-goshi
    4-5Utsuri-goshi
    5-5Ushiro-goshi
  • Daki-age * not regarded as a Yuko waza in games.
  • Sode-tsurikomi-goshi

    Ashi-waza (21 techniques)
    1-1Deashi-harai
    1-2Hiza-guruma
    1-3Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi
    1-5Osoto-gari
    1-7Ouchi-gari
    2-1Kosoto-gari
    2-2Kouchi-gari
    2-5Okuri-ashi-harai
    2-8Uchi-mata
    3-1Kosoto-gake
    3-4Ashi-guruma
    3-6Harai-tsurikomi-ashi
    4-6O-guruma
    5-1Osoto-guruma
  • Osoto-Otoshi
  • Tsubame-gaeshi
  • Osoto-gaeshi
  • Ouchi-gaeshi
  • Hane-goshi-gaeshi
  • Harai-goshi-gaeshi
  • Uchi-mata-gaeshi

    Masutemi-waza (5 techniques)
    3-7Tomoe-nage
    4-1Sumi-gaeshi
    5-6Ura-nage
  • Hikikomi-gaeshi
  • Tawara-gaeshi

    Yokosutemi-waza (15 techniques)
    3-3Yoko-Otoshi
    4-2Tani-Otoshi
    4-3Hane-makikomi
    4-7Soto-makikomi
    5-2Uki-waza
    5-3Yoko-wakare
    5-4Yoko-guruma
    5-8Yoko-gake
  • Daki-wakare
  • Uchi-makikomi
  • Kani-basami
  • Osoto-makikomi
  • Uchi-mata-makikomi
  • Harai-makikomi
  • Kawazu-gake *a prohibited waza

    Kyu (Former) Go Kyo no waza
    Stipulated in 1895. (42 techniques)
    Dai-ikkyo
    (group1)
    Hiza-guruma, Sasae-turikomi-ashi, Uki-goshi,Tai-Otoshi, Osoto-gari, Deashi-harai,
    Yoko-Otoshi (7 techniques)
    Dai-nikyo
    (group 2)
    Sumi-gaeshi, O-goshi, Kosoto-gari, Koshi-guruma, Seoi-nage,Tomoe-nage,
    Tani-Otoshi (7 techniques)
    Dai-sankyo
    (group 3)
    Okuri-ashi-harai, Harai-goshi, Ushiro-goshi, Ura-nage, Uchi-mata, Obi-Otoshi,
    Hane-goshi (7 techniques)
    Dai-yonkyo
    (group 4)
    Uki-Otoshi, Uki-waza, Daki-wakare, Kata-guruma, Hikikomi-gaeshi, Soto-makikomi,
    Tsuri-goshi, Utsuri-goshi, Osoto-Otoshi, Tawara-gaeshi (10 techniques)
    Dai-gokyo
    (group 5)
    Yoko-guruma, Yoko-wakare, Uchi-makikomi, Kouchi-gari, Ashi-guruma,
    Seoi-Otoshi, Yoko-gake, Harai-tsurikomi-ashi, Yama-arashi, Osoto-guruma,
    Tsurikomi-goshi (11 techniques)
    * "Tsurikomi-goshi" was not included in the Go Kyo no waza at the time of stipulation in 1895. It seems to be included in at the end of Meiji era, around 1911.

    Go Kyo no waza
    Revised in 1920 (40 techniques)
    Dai-ikkyo
    (group1)
    De-ashi-harai, Hiza-guruma, Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi, Uki-goshi,
    Osoto-gari, O-goshi, Ouchi-gari, Seoi-nage (8 techniques)
    Dai-nikyo
    (group 2)
    Kosoto-gari, Kouchi-gari, Koshi-guruma, Tsurikomi-goshi,
    Okuri-ashi-harai, Tai-Otoshi, Harai-goshi, Uchi-mata (8 techniques)
    Dai-sankyo
    (group 3)
    Kosoto-gake, Tsuri-goshi, Yoko-Otoshi, Ashi-guruma, Hane-goshi,
    Harai-tsurikomi-ashi, Tomoe-nage, Kata-guruma (8 techniques)
    Dai-yonkyo
    (group 4)
    Sumi-gaeshi, Tani-Otoshi, Hane-makikomi, Sukui-nage,
    Utsuri-goshi, O-guruma, Soto-makikomi, Uki-Otoshi (8 techniques)
    Dai-gokyo
    (group 5)
    Osoto-guruma, Uki-waza, Yoko-wakare, Yoko-guruma, Ushiro-goshi,
    Ura-nage, Sumi-Otoshi, Yoko-gake (8 techniques)


    Common waza names apt to be used incorrectly
    Te-guruma or Te-uchi-mata -> Included in "Sukui-nage".
    Ude-gaeshi -> When you throw with completing any Kansetsu-waza, it is not regarded as nage-waza.
    When you throw without completing any Kansetsu-waza, then it is regarded as "Yoko-wakare".
    Obi-tori-gaeshi -> Included in "Hikikomi-gaeshi".


    Katame-Waza (29 techniques)
    Notes

    Osaekomi-waza (7 techniques)
    Kuzure-kesa-gatame
    Kata-gatame
    Kami-shiho-gatame
    Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame
    Yoko-shiho-gatame
    Tate-shiho-gatame
  • Kesa-gatame
    xHon-kesa-gatame

    Shime-waza (12 techniques)
    Nami-juji-jime
    Gyaku-juji-jime
    Kata-juji-jime
    Hadaka-jime
    Okuri-eri-jime
    Kata-ha-jime
    Do-jime* a prohibited waza
  • Sode-guruma-jime
  • Kata-te-jime
  • Ryo-te-jime
  • Tsukkomi-jime
  • Sankaku-jime

    Kansetsu-waza (10 techniques)
    Ude-garami
    Ude-hishigi-juji-gatame
    Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame
    Ude-hishigi-hiza-gatame
    Ude-hishigi-waki-gatame
    Ude-hishigi-hara-gatame
    Ashi-garami* a prohibited waza
  • Ude-hishigi-ashi-gatame
  • Ude-hishigi-te-gatame
  • Ude-hishigi-sankaku-gatame

    Notice
    1. Kodokan uses the formal name "Kuzure-kesa-gatame" instead of commonly used "Makura-kesa-gatame" and "Ushiro-kesa-gatame".
    2. "Kesa" and "Kami-shiho" are the only wazas which has "Kuzure". There are no "Kuzure" in "Yoko-shiho-gatame", "Tate-shiho-gatame" nor in "Kata-gatame".
    3. Kodokan uses the formal name "Ude-hishigi-juji-gatame" or "Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame" instead of abbreviating the names such as "Juji-gatame" or "Ude-gatame".