Judoka demonstrate Kata-guruma throw
Kata guruma (肩車?) is one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as developed by Kano Jigoro.Kata guruma belongs to the third group of the traditional throwing list in the Gokyo no waza of the Kodokan Judo. It is also part of the current 67 Throws of Kodokan Judo. Because the technique is not a sweep nor a trip and requires tori to pull uke into a carry, it is categorized as a hand throwing technique (tewaza).
In The Essence of Judo, Kyuzo Mifune demonstrates three variations of kata guruma. In the second variation, Mifune steps behind uke, and in the third he steps behind uke and grabs uke's left leg instead. In all three variations, uke is lifted up to tori's shoulder behind tori's head, and then dropped forward (as in the above clip). The drop kata guruma is a variant of kata guruma.
- van de Walle, Robert (1993), "Pick-ups", Judo Masterclass Techniques (second ed.), Ippon Books, ISBN 1-874572-10-0
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- Information on the Techniques of Judo
- Collection of Kata Guruma Videos
- Alabama Judo Federation video channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWkqmG4QY4Q
- Demonstrated from http://www.suginoharyu.com/html/index.html
- Randori from http://www.suginoharyu.com/html/video/sambo.htm
- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3748489073060595313, Kyuzo Mifune performed one version of kata guruma that is much higher, almost standing, and only bows down at the actual throw at the 9:56 mark.
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