Kuzure kesa gatame

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Kuzure kesa gatame
Soldiers demonstrating Kuzure-kesa-gatame
Soldiers demonstrating Kuzure-kesa-gatame
Classification Katame-waza
Sub classification Osaekomi-waza
Grip Side control
Counter Sweep
Kodokan Yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Kuzure kesa gatame
Japanese 崩袈裟固
English Broken scarf hold

Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame (崩袈裟固) is one of the seven mat holds, Osaekomi-waza, of Kodokan Judo. In grappling terms, it is categorized as a side control hold.

Technique description[edit]

Graphic from http://judoinfo.com/techdrw.htm

Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame occurs naturally with many Judo throws where tori wraps an arm around uke's waist, if tori follows the throw to the ground.

Exemplar Videos:

Demonstrated, Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame into Mune-Gatame, from http://www.sjjk.co.uk/videos.htm.

Instructional Video


  • Kuzure-Kesa-Gatame Roll Over/Bridge Escape


Technique history[edit]

Included systems[edit]



Similar techniques, variants, and aliases[edit]

English aliases:

  • Broken scarf hold


External links[edit]