Glossary of Judo terminology

Tsurite (Lifting hand)

Tsurite (Lifting hand)

"Tsurite" (Lifting hand) refers to the lifting hand that grasps the opponent. In a right natural posture with a right-hand grip, this is the right hand, and it generally grips the opponent's lapel area. The left hand is the "Hiki-te" (Pulling hand), and it generally grips the opponent's sleeve area. When executing a Waza, the Tsurite (Lifting hand) may be used to lift the back or side of the opponent's collar and to push the opponent's uniform in the backward direction.
Grasping the back of the opponent's collar or his back area without executing a Waza is restricted (time limit) or prohibited.