Ura gatame

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Ura gatame
Classification Katame-waza
Sub classification Osaekomi-waza
Kodokan No
Technique name
Rōmaji Ura gatame
Japanese 裹固
English Back hold

Ura Gatame (裹固) is a mat hold described in the Canon Of Judo. Changes to the International Judo Federation Rules in October 2013 made it a legitimate hold (osaekomi) for competition. In 2017, it was added as an official named technique by the Kodokan.[1] It can be used as a turtle turnover as demonstrated in The Essence Of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune. It is categorized as Katame-waza (grappling technique).

Similar techniques, variants, and aliases[edit]

English aliases:

  • Back hold


  • Mifune, Kyuzo (2004,1965,1960). The Canon Of Judo. Kodansha International Ltd. p. 124. ISBN 4-7700-2979-9.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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