Osaekomi Toketa

What is Osaekomi Toketa?

Escape, stop timing of hold

The referee calls a “Toketa” (Hold-down broken) when a contestant’s Osae komi waza (Hold-down techniques) versus the opponent is no longer deemed effective.

Under Kodokan rules, a “Toketa” is called if the pinned contestant manages to scissor the opponent’s legs with both of his legs from above. Under IJF rules, a “Toketa” is called whether the scissors hold is applied from either below or above.

In Regulations regarding junior age groups, a “Toketa” is called if the pinned contestant manages to twist his waist around so that both knees make contact with the floor. In that case, a “Toketa”  is called, followed by a “Mate” (Wait) call, and both contestants then stand up.

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