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-wazaStanding Techniques
   Te-wazaHand 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-wazaHip 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-wazaFoot 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-wazaRear Sacrifice Techniques
      Tomoe-nage      Sumi-gaeshi      Ura-nage      Tawara-gaeshi
Yoko-sutemi-wazaSide 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
Katame-no-wazaGrappling Techniques
   Osae-komi-wazaPinning Techniques
      Kuzure-kesa-gatame      Kata-gatame      Kami-shiho-gatame      Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame
      Yoko-shiho-gatame      Tate-shiho-gatame      Kesa-gatame
   Shime-wazaStrangling 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-wazaJoint 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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