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Ude hishigi hiza gatame

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Ude hishigi hiza gatame
Vladimir Lorenz shows Ude hishigi hiza gatame
Sub classificationKansetsu-waza
Technique name
EnglishKnee arm bar

Ude-Hishigi-Hiza-Gatame (腕挫膝固) is one of the official 29 grappling techniques of Kodokan Judo. It is one of the nine joint techniques of the Kansetsu-waza list, one of the three grappling lists in Judo's Katame-waza[1] enumerating 29 grappling techniques.[2] All of Judo's competition legal joint techniques are arm locks.

Technique Description[edit]

Hiza refers to knee. Gatame refers to pin. This technique is using the knee to joint lock and pin the opponent. Once the opponent is face down an arm bar can be applied using the knee on the opponents elbow, the opponents hand must be pinky up. Upwards pressure can be applied on the wrist while downward pressure is applied with the knee on the elbow. The inside of the knee area can also be used to torque the elbow/shoulder from a bottom transition.

Technique History[edit]

Similar Techniques, Variants, and Aliases[edit]


  • Sankaku garami(Omoplata)
  • Reverse Omoplata
  • V-cross armlock
V-cross armlock(Unorthodox Americana shoulder lock applied using a leg)

IJF Official Aliases:

  • U.H. hiza gatame
  • Hiza gatame(膝固)

Variants or Aliases

  • Ude-Hishigi-Betsu-Gata
Ude-Hishigi-Betsu-Gata is also described in The Canon Of Judo, this technique is similar to the second variation below, Ude-Hishigi-Ude-Gatame-Ni, except that Uke remains on their feet while Tori wraps one of his legs around Uke's arm.
  • Hiza gatame ude kujiki
  • Ude gatame ude kujiki
  • Tachiai ude kujiki

Included Systems[edit]




  • Mifune, Kyuzo (2004). The Canon Of Judo. Kodansha International Ltd. p. 150. ISBN 4-7700-2979-9.

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