Many judo techniques are defined as counters to attacks by uke (kaeshi-waza). However osoto-makikomi is the only one I'm aware of that is described as a combination or sequence of techniques (renzoku-waza): a soto- or uchi-makikomi following a failed osoto-gari/-otoshi/-guruma.1

Are there any other judo techniques which are defined as combinations of other techniques?

  1. "The final technique is soto-makikomi, but as it follows osoto-gari, the throw is called osoto-makikomi."
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    So the question is basically about special names for existing throws and its principles when applied as a follow-up technique on a failed or feinted different technique, like a de-ashi-barai, when used as a counter to de-ashi-barai is called trsubame-gaeshi although it technically is still a de-ash-barai? Commented Apr 12, 2022 at 17:01
  • @PhilipKlöcking yep exactly, except with combinations of techniques instead of counters to techniques. Commented Apr 13, 2022 at 4:11
  • Minor remark: If I am not mistaken, combinations of throws are called Renraku-waza rather than Renzoku-waza. Commented Jul 4, 2022 at 8:21

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There are a few that are naturally a combination (Uchi-mata-makikomi following an Uchi-mata), but they can also be thrown directly. If you throw an O-soto-makikomi directly, without preceding O-soto-gari (or similar technique), then it is called Soto-makikomi. If I have not overlooked anything, O-soto-makikomi is the only technique with this property.

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