Judo Terminology!

Common Words And Terms In Judo!

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Judo Terminology

Hajime: start (at start of fight).

Matte: stop.

Sono-mama: freeze.

Yoshi: restart after freezing.

Oasekomi: hold down is on, the clock is started.

Toketa: holddown is broken, the clock is stopped.

Judogi: your judo kit.

Judoka: someone who does judo.

Tachiwaza: standing techniques.

Newaza: groundwork techniques.

Ippon: maximum score for a hard throw, 25 second holddown, armlock, or strangle leading to submission; it scores 10 points and ends the fight.

Wazari: a near perfect throw or a 20 second hold; the fight still carries on.

Wazari awasete ippon: two wazaris make an ippon and this also ends the fight.

Sore made: this means the fight has finished and the winner is indicated.

Rei: bow when you start and finish a fight or step onto the mat.

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