Tachi Waza

What is Tachi Waza?

“Tachi-waza” (Standing techniques) are performed from a standing posture, and they refer to Nage waza (Throwing techniques) which include Te waza (Hand techniques), Ashi waza (Foot / Leg techniques), and Koshi waza (Hip techniques).

Kodokan Judo lists 15 Te waza, including the Seoi-nage (Shoulder throw), Tai-otoshi (Body drop), Kata-guruma (Shoulder wheel), Sukui-nage (Scooping throw ), Morote-gari (Two-hands reap), and Ippon-seoi-nage (One-armed shoulder throw), etc., 11 Koshi waza (Hip techniques), including the Uki-goshi (Floating hip throw), O-goshi (Large hip throw), Harai-goshi (Hip sweep), Sode-tsurikomi-goshi (Sleeve lift-pull hip throw), etc., and 21 Ashi waza (Foot / Leg techniques), including the De-ashi-barai (-harai) (Forward foot sweep) , Osoto-gari (Large outer reap), Ouchi-gari (Large inner reap), Harai-tsurikomi-ashi (Lift-pull foot sweep).

Nearly all Tachi-waza (Standing techniques) utilize Tai-sabaki (Body shifting / Body control) maneuvers to destabilize and throw an opponent without falling oneself.

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