Glossary of Judo terminology

Aiyotsu (Same grip used by both persons)

Aiyotsu (Same grip used by both persons)

The Aiyotsu is the basic Judo fighting stance, with both opponents using their same hand (right or left) as their Hiki-te (Pulling hand). A stance in which both contestants grasp the opponent's left sleeve with their right hand is called a "right grip", and the reverse is called a "left grip".