What is Kappo?
The term “Kappo” (Resuscitation method) refers to the Waza used to resuscitate a combatant who loses conscious due to a strangle or throwing Waza. Artificial resuscitation is performed to induce chest, stomach, and back movement, thereby restoring normal breathing.
In addition to the Sasoi-katsu (Inductive method) used to open the chest, there are also the Eri-katsu (Lapel method) and the So-katsu (Composite method). Judo consists of both “Sappo” (Kill methods) and “Kappo,” and the skilled Judo practitioner masters both.