Gyaku Jūji-jime

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Gyaku Jūji-jime
Sub classificationShime-waza
TargetsCarotid arteries
Technique name
RōmajiGyaku Jūji-jime
EnglishReverse cross strangle

Gyaku Jūji-jime (逆十字絞), or gyakujujijime, is a chokehold in judo.[1] It is one of the twelve constriction techniques of Kodokan Judo in the Shime-waza list. Danzan Ryu includes this technique in the Shimete list under the name Namijujijime. Ura-Juji-Jime is described in the Canon Of Judo and demonstrated in The Essence of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune.

The technique is called 'reverse' because the palms of the person applying the choke are facing the person who is being choked. The thumbs are on top, outside of the clothing and the fingers grab inside underneath the gi or clothing. The hands are high up each side of the neck. Scissoring the hands applies pressure to the carotid arteries reducing blood flow, rapidly resulting in loss of consciousness. In judo, this technique is always taught under strict supervision and is similarly closely observed by referees in competition.

Examples of contest this finished[edit]

Loss Eduard Trippel (GER) (1:55 Kata-Juji-Jime[2]) Axel Clerget (FRA)Win

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mifune, Kyuzo: The Canon of Judo, Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo) 2004, ISBN 4-7700-2979-9, p.127
  2. ^ IJF official record
  3. ^ World Championships Seniors Baku 2018 / Bronze -90 kg Germany TRIPPEL,Eduard VS France CLERGET,Axel (YouTube). IJF. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2019-10-25.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Alabama Judo Federation is sanction and charter by United States Judo Association (USJA). Sensei Tirdad Daei. Judo: Shime Waza - Nami-Juji-Jime: Normal Cross Choke. Gyaku-Juji-Jime: Reverse Cross Choke. Kata-Juji-Jime: Half Cross Choke.