Judo Throws is an animated online resource to accompany the judo book 40 Judo Throws: How to Throw
If you are looking to improve your skills – you have come to the right place!
You can buy the judo book ’40 Judo Throws’ here
Scroll down to see the animations!
For example: Learn Tai-Otoshi (go to page 40)
Find the technique you want to learn. Scroll down until you see it’s name.
Click to watch the animation.
Visualise. Shut your eyes and picture the technique in your mind’s eye.
Practise. Start slowly. Build skill before speed.
Progress. When you can do a technique star it in your copy of “40 Judo Throws”
What are the best judo throws?
Simply put, the best judo throw is the one that works!
For this reason it is a good idea to learn as many different judo throws as you can.
Some of the best judo throws (most popular) are: morote seoi nage, ouchi-gari, o-goshi, osoto-gari, uke-goshi, deashi-barai, kosoto-gari, okuri-ashi and tai-otoshi.
You can see all these throws by scrolling down
The technique(s) you specialise in are called your tokui-waza (your favourite throws).
What is your tokui-waza?
Koka Kids Top Ten Throws
Want to take your skills up a level?
Learn the entire Gokyo.
That’s 40 Judo Throws!
The Gokyo is divided into five groups, with eight techniques in each group.
Are you ready to begin learning the first group?
Great, let’s begin:
Click the name of the judo throws (below) to watch the animation and go to the full tutorial.
Let’s get going with the first group of the Judo Syllabus.
Here you can find the eight judo techniques that belong to the Dai-Ikkyo, Group 1 of the Gokyo.
This is best set of throws for beginners and intermediate judoka.
De-ashi-barai – click to see the animation!Hiza-guruma – click to see the animation!Sasae-tsurikomi-ashi – click to see the animation!Uki-goshi – click to see the animation!O-soto-gari – click to see the animation!O-goshi – click to see the animation!O-uchi-gari – click to see the animation!Seoi-nage – click to see the animation!
Now we move on to the second group!
Click on the names of the eight judo waza that belong to the second group of Jigoro Kano’s Gokyo called the Dai-Nikyo.
Learn them all. The more throws you can master the better!
If you really like a technique then make it your tokui-waza.
Give it a star it in your judo book.
Ko-soto-gari – click to see the animation!Kouchi-gari – click to see the animation!Koshi-guruma – click to see the animation!Tsurikomi-goshi – click to see the animation!Okuri-ashi-barai – click to see the animation!Tai-Otoshi – click to see the animation!Harai-goshi – click to see the animation!Uchi-mata – click to see the animation!
Click the name of the judo throws (below) to watch the animation and go to the full tutorial..
Keep going! You have already built a great base to your skills – now some more advanced judo moves.
Here are the judo throws you need to learn to complete the third set of the Judo Gokyo. This group is called Dai-Sankyo.
Always your judo coach before trying a new technique.
Ko-soto-gake – click to see the animation!Tsuri-goshi – click to see the animation!Yoko-otoshiAshi-guruma – click to see the animation!Hane-goshi – click to see the animation!Harai-tsurikomi-ashiTomoe-nage – click to see the animation!Kata-guruma – click to see the animation!
Click the name of the judo throw (below) to watch the animation and go to the full tutorial.
Well done for making it to group 4 of the Gokyo. Here are another eight judo moves for you to add to your range of techniques.
This group is called Dai-Yonkyo.
Sumi-gaeshi – click to see the animation!Tani-otoshi – click to see the animation!Hane-makikomi – click to see the animation!Sukui-nageUtsuri-goshiO-Guruma – click to see the animation!Soto-makikomi – click to see the animation!Uki-otoshi – click to see the animation!
Well done! You have made it to the final group of the Gokyo.
Improve your strengths!
Return to your tokui-waza (the techniques you like best) and build up combinations around the main technique.
Don’t forget your weaknesses!
Go back to any of the throws you are struggling with and try them again.
O-soto-guruma – click to see the animation!Uki-wazaYoko-wakareYoko-gurumaUshiro-goshiUra-nage – click to see the animation!Sumi-otoshiYoko-gake
See our judo technique knowledge base for more information on all judo techniques including groundwork.
The Gokyo-No-Waza is a judo syllabus. It is a collection of judo throws revised by The Kodokan, judo’s headquarters in Tokyo Japan. Currently here are a total of 40 judo throws in the Gokyo, these techniques are grouped into five groups, each group consisting of eight techniques.
Tachi-waza is Japanese and means standing techniques and includes nage-komi (throwing practice) and uchi-komi (repetition practice). Find out the meanings of 85 Japanese judo words here.
Yes. Here you go. We have created a pdf file with the names of all the judo throws in The Gokyo. Download it and tick off the techniques as you learn them.
Click to download list of judo techniques
Visit the Kodokan official website to download the list of all 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo in English and Japanese.
Kodokan means in English: “a place to teach the path,” and this was the name Jigoro Kano gave to his training hall.
Today, the Kodokan, in Tokyo, Japan is the mecca of international judo. Over eight floors, the Kodokan has a Main Dojo, a Women’s Dojo, a School Dojo, an International Dojo, a Boys Dojo and a Special Dojo.
These are the best throws for novice and beginner judoka:
The best judo throw varies from judoka to judoka. Certain throws suit tall judoka better than smaller judoka.
Here are my (Nik Fairbrother) top ten throws, chosen because they cover all eight throwing directions.
Learn to throw in all directions and you’ll have the advantage when up against different opponents.
Tokui-waza is a technique a judoka specialises in, their favourite waza. This is different for all judoka. A tall fast judoka will specialise in very different throws than a strong slow judoka.
A judo combination is two or more techniques that are linked together.
You can use the ten throws listed above to build endless combinations: like Ouchi-Gari into Uchi-Mata, or De-Ashi-Barai into Osoto-Gari, or Uchi-Mata into Sumi-Gaeshi or… this list goes on, there are so many to choose from!
Renzoku-waza is a combination of two techniques or more that throw in opposing directions – like for example kouchi-gari into morote seoi-nage.
Renraku-waza is a combination of two techniques or more that throw in same directions – like for example kouchi-gari into ouchi-gari.
Learning renzoku-waza (linking throws in different directions) and renraku-waza (linking throws in the same direction) is the next step in mastering the sport of judo – and can be classified as advanced judo.
There are advanced ways of doing basic judo moves. The UK company, Fighting Films specialises in filming world-class competitors demonstrating their specialised versions of judo throws.
Sign up to Superstar judo or watch these three video clips from Fighting Films available on You Tube to see some remarkable and technically advanced judo.
Judo throws can be beautiful, when executed perfectly by skilled judoka. Here are 3 basic techniques performed expertly by world class champions:
Kosoto off the grip
one handed Seoinage
drop knee Tai-Otoshi
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