THE JUDO GOKYO
The Gokyo no Waza is the standard syllabus of judo throws, as revised by the Kodokan in 1920, in Tokyo, Japan.
The Gokyo is made up of a total of 40 throws (5 groups of 8 techniques) – and they are all listed below.
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Lets begin - Hajime!
1. Break uke’s balance. Get uke moving towards you. Be ready as uke takes a step forward
2. As uke steps forward, stick your leg out to block their pathway. Don’t make contact. Your leg should be a short distance in front of uke’s leg
3. As uke trips over your leg, use your hands to steer the direction. Pull the sleeve outwards and drive upwards under uke’s chin with the lapel grip
1. Break Balance. Make uke step forwards with one foot by pulling sharply on the sleeve
2. Use the sole of your foot to sweep uke’s foot out smoothly. Attack just before uke places his foot on the tatami
3. Continue the movement, pulling upwards with your arms, and controlling uke’s fall
1. Pull uke towards you so they take a step forward and place their full weight onto their foot
2. Use the sole of your foot. Hook the outside of uke’s ankle and smoothly pull uke’s foot forwards
3. Control uke’s fall towards the mat. Steer uke backwards, using your grip on the lapel and sleeve
1. Pull uke so they take a couple of steps towards you. Pull them upwards onto their tip toes as you do
2. Turn in. Instead of tucking your elbow in, leave your arm up straight. (If this feels awkward, then you’re doing it right!)
3. Keep driving upwards with your arm, as you slip your hips in. Throw uke over the top. Bend at your knees and keep your back as straight as you can
1. Break uke’s balance, pulling sharply on the sleeve, as you move sideways. Aim to get uke to take a step forwards, in a semi-circle
2. Block uke’s pathway of movement, using the sole of your foot to block uke’s knee just below the kneecap
3. Keep the momentum going, pulling uke over his blocked knee, in a smooth, circular movement
1. Pull uke forwards making sure you break their balance as you do
2. Turn in, tucking your elbow under uke’s bicep
3. Lift uke, making sure you use your legs to drive upwards. Finish the throw rotating uke onto their back by pulling on the sleeve, and lowering your upper body
1. Pull uke towards you. Make them take a step forward and place their weight onto their foot
2. Use the sole of your foot. Scoop uke’s foot, attacking the inside leg, just above ankle height. Pull uke’s foot towards you
3. Drive backwards. Push upwards, under uke’s chin using the grip you have on the lapel
1. Pull uke forwards onto their tip toes to break your partner’s balance
2. Step in with your support leg. Aim to make contact with your hip just below uke’s belt
3. Sweep upwards with your attacking leg, making contact with the inner thigh
4. Look where you want to throw and finish the technique with control.