Glossary of Judo waza (techniques) terms

Tsukkomi-jime (Thrusting strangle)

Tsukkomi-jime (Thrusting strangle)

Summary

This is a simple and easy-to-execute Shime waza (strangling techniques).

Features of this Waza

In the Tsukkomi-jime (Thrusting strangle) Waza, Tori (Player executing technique) sits astride the supine and strangles his neck.

Waza details

This is the simplest of the Shime waza (Strangling techniques). Tori (Player executing technique) grasps the front of Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) collar with both hands, with one hand pushing and one hand pulling, thus wrapping Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) collar around his neck to strangle him. To apply pressure to Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) neck, Tori (Player executing technique) twists his clenched pushing hand as if to wrap the collar around it, and firmly grasps and pulls the front of Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) collar with his other hand to strangle him.
Depending on which arm grasps Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) collar first, either the thumb or the little finger will be against Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) neck. Because this Waza consists solely of strangling the opponent with both hands, Tori (Player executing technique) sits completely exposed atop Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack), and must be on guard against attempts by Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) (if Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) is a skilled combatant) to attack with joint lock techniques.
This Waza is therefore more suited for junior high student competitions where Kansetsu waza (Joint locks) are prohibited.

Waza usage tip

  • Care is required to avoid directly choking the opponent with one's clinched fist, as this is rules violation.
  • Tori (Player executing technique) must remain on guard against defensive attacks from the free areas of Uke (Player receiving opponent's attack) body.