Basic Judo – Throws to a Ground Finish

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Judo Master Maurice Allan demonstrates some of the basic judo techniques including throws to a ground finish.

    Maurice Allan: Hi, my name is Maurice Allan. I am a 7th degree Black Belt in Judo, we are doing basic Judo and throws that we were doing right now as when you are thrown into a transition on the ground, Osoto Gari and Kesa Gatame and we did Kata Gatame, that's the second one. Take a normal grip we are coming through, now when I throw Steve here if I scored a net point by flattening his back that would be the end of this tournament. Right, but if I was just practicing a Randori which is free practice when you spar, its called Randori. If you are doing that then that would be fine just to follow through. But in a contest if I throw him, I'll only score a waza-ari which is a half point which the Referee may say half a point. Now, I want to try and finish him off so I am trying to do another half point on the ground and if I hold him for 20 seconds on the ground I can do that and get another half a point, got one half point for throwing him, one half point for on the ground put the two in together, that constitutes an ippon which is the end of the match. An ippon is always the end of the match. So I am coming in here, I am throwing him Osoto Gari, here, your line is here. This is a waza-ari. Now, I am falling him down here, I am catching him and I am coming through into Kesa Gatame. If, he gets his hand out pushes off I might hold him here or I might switch to here like this, this Kata Gatame. If, I hold him like this for 20 seconds, the referee will say waza-ari, for the ground. I would say the ippon means waza-ari for the throw, waza-ari for pinning him for 20 seconds, add them together that equals an ippon. In the next segment, we are going to do arm locks. I will show you some basic arm locks and I will show you how to transition from a throw into an arm lock.