Decision 9

Belt grip, one side grip, cross grip, pistol grip and pocket grip are not traditional grips. If taken, time will be allowed for the preparation of an attack.

In order to offer more chances to throw and a more attractive judo, non-classical grips are allowed. Collar and lapel, one side, cross grip, belt grip, pocket and pistol grips are allowed when the attitude of the judoka is positive, when they are looking to perform positive attacks and throws. The same grip used in a defensive way will be penalised.

Gripping inside the opponent’s sleeve and inside the bottom of the trousers is still forbidden.

Shido: Blocking the opponent’s hands

Shido: Breaking the grip of the opponent with the knee or leg.

Bear hug

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Bear hug: Valid grips