Japanese Judo Technique Terms

How to Pronounce Judo Techniques

Judo throughout the world is generally practiced using the original Japanese names for techniques, tournament referee signals, practice methods, forms of etiquette, and other terms. The following MP3 examples provide a guide to the correct pronunciation of most of the techniques. Thanks to Paul Nogaki for recording these terms.

 

Tachi-waza Standing Techniques
   Te-waza Hand Techniques
      Seoi-nage       Tai-otoshi       Kata-guruma       Sukui-nage
      Uki-otoshi       Sumi-otoshi       Obi-otoshi       Seoi-otoshi
      Yama-arashi       Morote-gari       Kuchiki-taoshi       Kibisu-gaeshi
      Uchi-mata-sukashi       Kouchi-gaeshi       Ippon-seoi-nage
   Koshi-waza Hip Techniques
      Uki-goshi       O-goshi       Koshi-guruma       Tsuri-komi-goshi
      Harai-goshi       Tsuri-goshi       Hane-goshi       Utsuri-goshi
      Ushiro-goshi       Daki-age       Sode-tsuri-komi-goshi
   Ashi-waza Foot Techniques
      De-ashi-barai       Hiza-guruma       Sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi       Osoto-gari
      Ouchi-gari       Kosoto-gari       Kouchi-gari       Okuri-ashi-barai
      Uchi-mata       Kosoto-gake       Ashi-guruma       Harai-tsuri-komi-ashi
      O-guruma       Osoto-guruma       Osoto-otoshi       Tsubame-gaeshi
      Osoto-gaeshi       Ouchi-gaeshi       Hane-goshi-gaeshi       Harai-goshi-gaeshi
      Uchi-mata-gaeshi
Ma-sutemi-waza Rear Sacrifice Techniques
      Tomoe-nage       Sumi-gaeshi       Ura-nage       Tawara-gaeshi
Yoko-sutemi-waza Side Sacrifice Techniques
      Yoko-otoshi       Tani-otoshi       Harai-makikomi       Soto-makikomi
      Uki-waza       Yoko-wakare       Yoko-guruma       Yoko-gake
      Daki-wakare       Uchi-makikomi       Kani-basami       Osoto-makikomi
      Uchimata-makikomi       Kawazu-gake
Katame-no-waza Grappling Techniques
   Osae-komi-waza Pinning Techniques
      Kuzure-kesa-gatame       Kata-gatame       Kami-shiho-gatame       Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame
      Yoko-shiho-gatame       Tate-shiho-gatame       Kesa-gatame
   Shime-waza Strangling Techniques
      Nami-juji-jime       Gyaku-juji-jime       Kata-juji-jime       Hadaka-jime
      Okuri-eri-jime       Kataha-jime       Do-jime       Sode-guruma-jime
      Katate-jime       Ryote-jime       Tsukkomi-jime       Sankaku-jime
   Kansetsu-waza Joint Locking Techniques
      Ude-garami       Ude-hishigi-juji-gatame       Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame       Hiza-gatame
      Waki-gatame
Zanshin

"Chiri mo tsumori yamato nari"
Even specks of dust when collected can form a mountain.

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