Glossary of Judo terminology

Kenka yotsu (Asymmetrical grips by the two opponents)

Kenka yotsu (Asymmetrical grips by the two opponents)

The best mutual Kumi-te for the contestants are the right natural posture right-side grip (with right hand as the Tsurite [Lifting hand]) and the left natural posture left-side grip (left hand is the Tsurite [Lifting hand]), which are known as the Kenka-yotsu (Asymmetrical grips by the two opponents) stance . Compared to the Aiyotsu (same grip used by both persons), the Kenka-yotsu (Asymmetrical grips by the two opponents) leaves more space between the contestants, making it more difficult to apply a Waza. Applying a Waza from this stance requires a prior maneuver such as a feint, etc.