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gogoplata variation
Gogoplata variation, opponent's throat is trapped between the fighter's shin and forearm.
AKA kakato-jime, hasami-jime
Parent hold Guard, Rubber guard
Child hold(s) Locoplata
Attacks Trachea

A gogoplata, foot choke or kakato-jime (踵絞) is a type of chokehold in submission grappling that utilizes the shin bone.


In the film The Essence of Judo, judoka Kyuzo Mifune demonstrated a movement entitled hasami-jime (鋏絞, scissors choke), not to be confused with the gi choke also called hasami-jime, where he applied the choke while transitioning from the bottom of the kami-shiho-gatame position. This variation would be applied using the forearm against the opponent's trachea with the leg used to secure it on position.[1] The first demonstration of a gogoplata as it is used today was in Mikonosuke Kawaishi's book My Method of Judo, where it was named as kakato-jime (踵絞, heel choke).


The gogoplata is executed from a guard, commonly from a "rubber guard", where the legs are held very high against the opponent's upper back. The fighter then slips one foot in front of the opponent's head and under his chin, locks his hands behind the opponent's head, and chokes the opponent by pressing his shin or instep against the opponent's trachea. A variation called a Locoplata (popularized by Eddie Bravo) is when the practitioner uses his free foot to push up on the choking foot and increase pressure on the trachea.[2]

Use in mixed martial arts[edit]

Gogoplata variation (Locoplata)

Ryusuke "Jack" Uemura is notable as the fighter who performed the first successful gogoplata in mixed martial arts[3] against Isao Terada at Zst Grand Prix 2, Final Round, on January 23, 2005. Former UFC Heavyweight fighter Brad Imes calls himself "Mr. Gogoplata," after winning two matches in a row with the maneuver. Nick Diaz defeated Takanori Gomi using the gogoplata at Pride 33, only to have the victory turned to a NC due to positive test for marijuana in the post-fight drug screen.[4][5]

Use in professional wrestling[edit]

The Undertaker using a variation of gogoplata on Brock Lesnar.

WWE professional wrestler The Undertaker began using a variation of the move in January 2008 on SmackDown, which would cause opponents to spit blood from their mouths. SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero would later kayfabe ban the move for the protection of the other wrestlers and strip Undertaker of the World Heavyweight Championship as punishment for its use, an unprecedented move. The move, now called the Hell's Gate, has since become a regular part of Taker's matches. During the World Heavyweight Championship match at WWE Breaking Point, Theodore Long overruled CM Punk's submission to the move and forced a continuation, citing Guerrero's ban. The ban was eventually lifted in 2009. During the main event of SummerSlam 2015, using a distraction of his opponent Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker locked in Hell's Gate after using a low blow, causing Lesnar to pass out to the move, ending the match by referee decision.

In Japan, promotion 666's wrestler Konaka Pelhwan is known for using a rope hanging version of the gogoplata as a signature move.

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