Judo Throws

Judo throws are techniques used to take an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent. There are several classes of judo throws, including hip throws (O Goshi)[1], shoulder throws (Seoi Nage)[2], traditional throws (Gokyo no Waza)[3] and others[2]. Uki Goshi[2] is one of the most common throws used in Judo and is a type of hip throw. It is an excellent way to throw a larger, stronger opponent and is a cornerstone of Judo[1]. Utilizing a faster technique, this move is popular with Judoka of all skill levels[1].


  1. Judo Throws – 9 Judo Throws Every Beginner Should Learn [With Videos]
    The first hip throw on our list and a favorite of Jigoro Kano, the father of Judo. O Goshi should not be the first throw you learn, because it is actually quite complex compared to other forward throws. The biggest mistake that beginner Judokas make is to lean forward to early. In Ogoshi, you pull your opponent in first and load him up on your …
  2. Judo: 10 Best Throws Even Beginners Can Master
    Tori is the person who performs the throw, and uke is the person who is being thrown. So with that, let’s take a look at the top ten basic Judo throws! Uki goshi . Israel’s Muki throws with a left sided uki goshi. Image credit: ijf.org . Also known as floating hip, this is a type of hip throw. It is also one of the most common throws used in …
  3. The 67 Kodokan Judo Throws – Nagewaza | Judo Info
    The Gokyo no Waza as the standard syllabus of Judo throws originated in 1895. From 1920 to 1982 the Kodokan Gokyo no Waza was made up of 40 throws in 5 groups and these were all of the throwing techniques in the Kodokan syllabus. Around the 100th anniversary of the Kodokan (1982) a group of 8 traditional Judo throws were recognized that had been taken out in 1920, and 17 newer techniques were …

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