What is Kata Guruma?
Kata Guruma (肩車) is one of the traditional forty throws of Judo as developed by Kano Jigoro. It was detailed in Kano’s writings as borrowed from a book on western wrestling. Because the technique is not a sweep nor a trip and requires tori to pull uke into a carry, it is categorized as a hand throwing technique (tewaza). It is commonly known as the “Shoulder Wheel.”
Traditional Kata Guruma
Kata Guruma Variation
Ouchi Gari Kata Guruma Combination