Glossary of Judo terminology

Kime waza (Scoring techniques)

Kime waza (Scoring techniques)

"Kime-waza" (Scoring techniques) refer to the Waza at which a contestant excels or the Waza used to attack the opponent. Different contestants excel at different Waza, and those Waza are generally related to the contestant's stature and physical capabilities.
For example, a small-statured contestant might use his speed to spin around in front of an opponent and throw him over his shoulder, or to execute speedy foot sweeps, etc., whereas a tall contestant might be adept at lifting the opponent's sleeve to destabilize and throw him. Because contestants who excel at Ne waza (Ground techniques) are not able to pull an opponent directly into a Ne waza (Ground techniques) without drawing a penalty, they often enter their specialty Kime waza (Scoring techniques) by way of a Renraku waza (Combination of several techniques).