Glossary of Judo terminology

Toketa (Hold-down broken)

Toketa (Hold-down broken)

The referee calls a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken) when a contestant's Osae komi waza (Hold-down techniques) versus the opponent is no longer deemed effective.
A point is awarded to a contestant who maintains an Osae komi waza (Hold-down techniques) for 20 seconds or longer. The time count ends, however, at the point when the referee calls a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken). Under Kodokan rules, a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken) is called if the pinned contestant manages to scissor the opponent's legs with both of his legs from above. Under IJF rules, a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken) is called whether the scissors hold is applied from either below or above.
In Regulations regarding junior age groups, a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken) is called if the pinned contestant manages to twist his waist around so that both knees make contact with the floor. In that case, a "Toketa" (Hold-down broken) is called, followed by a "Mate" (Wait) call, and both contestants then stand up.