The Kodokan has numerous materials detailing the canonical versions of their shime-waza along with several variations. However, there are a large number of competition chokes (and novel chokes imported from BJJ) which are not covered. How are these classified?
Below is a list of chokes and how they fall into the 12 current Kodokan shime-waza classifications. Note that like with certain throws, there is often debate as to whether certain choke applications fall into one category or another (e.g. okuri-eri-jime vs kata-te-jime).
- Techniques denoted with an asterisk are not competition legal (* † ‡).
- Letter superscripts represent examples in competition ( a b c ).
- Number superscripts represent referenced materials ( 1 2 3 ).
codedenote positions technique is applied from.
Kodokan shime-waza and their variations
|Arm chokes||Sode-guruma-jime||(Ezequiel choke)|
- Short wrist choke
- Rear Naked Choke
- Mae-hadaka-jime (Guillotine)
- North South choke*
- Kagato-jime (Pillory choke / Heel choke)
- Ashikubi-jime (Gogoplata / Ankle choke)
|Sankaku-jime||- Omote-sankaku 4
- Yoko-sankaku 4
- Inverted triangle
- Back Triangle
|Gyaku-jūji-jime||- Standard a
- With leg assist a
|Kata-jūji-jime||- Baseball choke ("Batto" jime / Ura-juji-jime)
- Tomoe-jime 5
|Collar chokes||Okuri-eri-jime a||
- Collar and arm choke 3
- Tawara-jime 11 (Inverted)
- Koshi-jime (Yoko-jime / Clock choke) a
- Bow-and-Arrow choke a b c d
→ (with leg assist)
→ (Rolling entry) (Kaiten- / Oten- / British choke)1 a b c
- Jigoku-jime → Ashi-kake-jigoku-jime (with leg assist)
- Kote-jime 2 4 a (Kote- / Ude-shibori / Ushiro-kata-ha-jime)
- Nezumi-tori (Loop choke grabbing leg)
→ Gator roll a
|Kata-te-jime||- Kyo-jime (Breadcutter choke holding belt) a b c
- Itachi-jime (Loop choke holding belt) a
- Kata-te-kata-ashi-jime a
- Ashi-jime (Canto choke)
|Tsukkomi-jime||- Thrust choke
|Kata-ha-jime||- Standard a
- Inverted (from sprawl)
- Ōten-jime (Rolling entry) 5
- Kani-jime ‡ (with leg assist)
- D'Arce choke → Ungvári turnover
- Anaconda choke → Gator roll
- Peruvian necktie‡
- North-South choke
- Von Flue choke
|Body compressions||- Kesa-gatame
- Uki-gatame / Knee on belly
- Neck scissors‡
- Shin choke
|Suso-jime||- Gerbi choke†
- Baseball choke
1. Rolling entry sometimes referred to as kaiten-jime / oten-jime. Often misspelled "othen-jime", presumably from misreading "oh-ten" (大転, "big turn") as "o-then".
2. Ude-shibori seems to be just an alternate reading of the same characters for ude-jime (reading 絞 as shiboru as opposed to shimeru).
3. Jiu-Jitsu University, Saulo Ribeiro (2008)
4. Fighting Judo, Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki (1984)
5. Ma méthode de judo, Mikonosuke Kawaishi (1952)
6. Komlock! Judo newaza of Koji Komuro (2012) (video series)
7. Judo Encyclopedia (1999)
8. Kodokan Judo Video Series Vol. 3 - Katame-waza: Various Techniques and their Names (1994)
9. "Introduction to Judo Shime-Waza" - Baseball Magazine, Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki, Koji Komuro (2010)
10. Newaza of Kashiwazaki (1998) (video series)
11. Canon of Judo, Kyuzo Mifune (video)
* It is never allowed to hold an osaekomi just around the head/neck without control of at least one arm.
† To apply shime-waza using either your own or your opponent’s belt or bottom of the jacket or using only the fingers.
‡ To apply leg scissors to the opponent’s trunk (dojime), neck or head (scissor with crossed feet, while stretching out the legs). In shime-waza (e.g. ryote -jime) it is forbidden to use the legs to assist the grip.