Glossary of Judo terminology

Awase-waza (Combination of two Waza-aris)

Awase-waza (Combination of two Waza-aris)

An "Awase-waza" (Combination of two Waza-aris) is awarded when a combatant who has already received a "Waza-ari" then receives another "Waza-ari", with these combined Waza resulting in an "Ippon gachi" (Win by ippon) win. This can be achieved by transitioning from an Osoto-gari (Large outer reap) to a Kesa-gatame (Scarf hold), from an Uchi-mata (Inner-thigh reaping throw) to a Yoko-shiho-gatame (Side four-corner hold), or from a Kouchi-gari (Small inner reap) to a Kesa-gatame (Scarf hold), etc. It makes no difference if the transition is from a Nage waza (Throwing techniques) to an Osae komi waza (Hold-down techniques), or vice versa.
All that is required for an "Ippon gachi" (Win by ippon) is to be awarded two "Waza-ari" in any combination. A contestant who fails to win an "Ippon gachi" (Win by ippon) with a single Waza often wins it with an Awase-waza (Combination of two Waza-aris).