Judo Throws is an animated online resource to accompany the judo book 40 Judo Throws: Learn Every Technique in the Gokyo.
If you are looking to improve your skills – you have come to the right place!
Buy the judo book ’40 Judo Throws’ by clicking here.
Then don’t forget to come back to this page and watch the animations of each judo waza.
Scroll down to see the animations!
Read the tips and tutorials in the book and then watch the animations.
Learn by watching animations of each waza. Each judo technique is animated, to help you visualise the throw before you try it.
Find out how link throws into combinations and discover the counters you need to watch out for by reading the tutorials.
Improve your judo by learning as many judo throws as you can. Over time, aim to build up a repertoire (a range) of throws you can do.
In the book, 40 Judo Throws you will find a list of all the names of the judo throws.
Scroll down and click on the name of the technique you want to learn.
Click on the name of the technique to watch the animation.
Practise! Start slowly with Shadow Uchi-Komi and build skill before speed.
Once you have mastered the technique tick it off in your book.
What are the best judo throws? The best judo throw is the one that is right in that moment. 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 through the gallery below.
The technique(s) you specialise in are called your tokui-waza (your favourite throws). What is your tokui-waza?
But if you want to get serious about your judo – you will want to learn the full judo syllabus known as The Gokyo.
The Gokyo contains 40 different throws, divided into five groups. Are you ready to begin learning the first group? You are? Well 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 to get to grips with before moving onto the more advanced throws.
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!
Let’s 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 let’s take it to the next level.
Here are the judo throws you need to learn to complete the third set of the Judo Gokyo. This group is called Dai-Sankyo.
These are more advanced judo throws. 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.
Next return to all the techniques you like best and write them all down – these are your tokui-waza.
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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