Glossary of Judo terminology

Tori (Player executing technique)

Tori (Player executing technique)

"Tori" (Player executing technique) refers to the person who is executing a Waza during Kata (Form) training or Yakusoku geiko (Agreed-upon practice). The contestant who receives this Waza is called "Uke" (Player receiving opponent's attack).
After performing Tai-sabaki (Body shifting / Body control) to destabilize Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack), Tori (Player executing technique) throws Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) down onto his back. Even after the throw, Tori (Player executing technique) does not release Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) pulling hand until the Waza is completed.
Yakusoku geiko (Agreed-upon practice) provides Tori with the opportunity to learn how to destabilize Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack), and to learn the proper timing for executing the throw. Tori (Player executing technique) thus increases his skill for performing the Waza accurately.