What is the name of this ne waza? https://youtu.be/VfI22dZ979A

mystery technique

Youtube transcript from commentator:

The attacker drops down to a drop [knee] seoi. It fails, keeps pulling his opponent down. Once it going to ne waza, pulls down on the lapel, cross grips, pulls down, then catches the sleeve. Swings underneath him, tries to turn him over with his foot. That doesn't work, brings the foot behind the back and gets a coil lock on the opponent's right arm. Pushes the opponent's right arm with his foot in hand and now his left foot comes in, hooks by the elbow, catches by the top, near the head, starts to pull the opponent over on his back. Still has his right arm locked, swings over the top, comes across the neck, controlling with his left foot, brings the arm tight behind the back so he has two arm locks. Swings over the top, the opponent starts to give up. See, he's tapping just with his fingers; that's all he could move. Referee goes osaekomi, sees the hand, goes ippon.

  • I copied over the transcript contents and then fixed the errors as best I could, not being a judo person. My apologies for any errors, but I thought having some text would be useful. Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 23:54
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    Are you asking about a canonical judo name, or just a name?
    – mattm
    Commented Oct 10, 2020 at 2:38

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In the YouTube comments, someone points out

Commenter "Gerijima" below says in japanese that the technique is called "itotoushi" (phonetically: ee-TOW TOW-oo-she) which in japanese means "thread pass through" as in the action of threading a needle. And he says this technique is in Shinya Aoki's book.

Discussed a little further in the Judo Reddit forum, but no real new information added other than a bit of commentary on how it might have been escaped.

All the guy on top had to do was swim his left hand to the inside, most likely isn't familiar with anything spider guard resembling and was expecting a quick stand up.


In judo, this is called "Ude hishigi te gatame", or "Te gatame" for short, see this video from Kodokan. Te gatame is an armlock, where you apply the technique solely with your hands (or arms), but without grapping your own wrist (then it be called "Ude garami").

  • Garami waza name is used for about 90degrees angle entanglement (Arm or Foot dosen't matter). te waza seem more like makura techinque
    – George Geo
    Commented Jul 3, 2022 at 12:11
  • Ude-garami can also be applied to a straight arm, Ashi-garami in Katame-no-kata is indeed applied to the straight leg. A common mistake in many countries is that Garami always means an armlock applied to a bent arm. Commented Jul 4, 2022 at 5:33

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