Glossary of Judo waza (techniques) terms

Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame (Arm lock)

Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame (Arm lock)

Summary

This is another Kansetsu waza (Joint locks) that targets the arm.

Features of this Waza

In the Ude-hishigi-ude-gatame (Arm lock) Waza, Tori (Player executing technique) executes an arm lock technique by hugging one of Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) arms against his chest.

Waza details

While trying to hold Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) down, Tori (Player executing technique) uses this Waza when Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) attempts to escape by extending an arm to grab Tori (Player executing technique) collar. Tori (Player executing technique) grasps the extended arm with both hands and hugs it to his chest. Tori (Player executing technique) pulls Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) wrist to one side of his face and presses his knee against Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) side. With Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) then rolled onto one side with his arm trapped and his side locked, Tori (Player executing technique) employs the "lever principle" to extend and bend Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) arm.
While leaning back, Tori (Player executing technique) pulls Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) trapped arm toward his stomach to apply the elbow joint lock. Although a "Maitta" (Give up) can be expected if the Waza is properly applied, it is unusual to win a bout with this Waza.
In actual competition, this Waza is mostly used as a transition to an Osae komi waza (Hold-down techniques).