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1. [Common Usage] big, large, great; used as a prefix to indicate that the object or person that is being referred to is help in great esteem.
2. great
3. (oh) major, big, or great
7. big, great; the o is a long vowel.


see also: kyu
1. [Common Usage] belt; this term also applies th the sash worn with a kimono
2. Belt. Belts distinguish the different grades in the martial arts. For the Kyu grades they are of different colours, indicating the technical skill which 'beginners' have reached. Though obviously the standard of skill varies enormously in the Kyu grades, it is not until a student has reached black belt grade (Dan-sha) that he or she is regarded as being truely established in the martial art concerned.

The belt of the Judogi is about two metres long and is wrapped twice round the jacket. It is five centimetres wide, and made of several layers of cotton stitched closely together to make it strong and solid in appearance. It is knotted at the front of the abdomen with a knot which lies flat, leaving the ends (about fifteen centimetres long) hanging down freely. Fastened in this way, it keeps the jacket firmly in place.

3. (oh'bee) belt In many of the Japanese martial arts, the color of the belt worn around a practitioner's waist denotes rank.
4. belt
7. belt, sash, eg., obi otoshi-belt drop
8. belt
9. obi-tori, belt grab
10. belt
obi nage




4. Your attacker attempts to strike with his right fist. Block it to your left with your left forearm. Strike the opponent under his chin with your right forearm as you step in with your right foot. Keep hold of the attacker's right arm with your left hand. Your right forearm slides off of his chin. Bring it around in front of you as you turn to your left. Keep a tight hold of his arm or sleeve with your left hand. Strike back at your opponent's head with your elbow, hitting him just below the ear. Bring your arm up and around the opponent's neck. Grab your opponent's belt from behind with your left hand, palm down, facing his back. Bring your opponent toward you, and start to go down as your foot blocks his right foot. Go down pulling your opponent over you. As he goes over, your right foot assists in the throw by lifting his right leg up and over at his instep.
ō goshi




see also: koshi nage
1. [Judo] a type of hip throw that is not often seen in competition; used as a tool for teaching, to help develop full hip movement
2. [Judo] 'Major hip throw'. A throwing technique (Nage-waza) similar to Uki-goshi. Tori lowers his or her body to help him or her to raise Uke more easily and bends forward through a vertical plane, throwing Uke forward.
3. (oh-goh'shee) "major hip throw" One of the most basic throws of judo, chiefly used to teach students how to develop full hip movement in their early training. It is done by grasping the opponent around the hip with one hand, then turning while throwing the opponent over one's hip.
6. major hip throw
9. Large Hip Throw
To execute o-goshi, you break your opponent's balance directly forward or to his right front corner, load him onto your right hip, then raise your hip and twist to throw him. This throw differs from uki-goshi in that you insert you hip low and raise it as you throw.
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1. [Common Usage] lunge
oi tsuki



1. oi-zuki [Karate] lunge punch
2. [Karate] 'Pursuit attack'. A punching attack immediately following another technique, accompanied by shifting the body forward, sometimes with a leaping action.
3. oi-zuke "lunge punch" A karate punching technique performed with a step forward. The punch is delivered from the same side of the body as the forward foot.
8. oi-zuke Lunge punch
10. Lunge punch. A technique in which the practitioner steps or slides forward while striking. The punching hand is on the same side as the lead foot.


2. 'The Two'
okuri eri jimi




3. (oh-koo-ree eh-ree jee-meh) "sliding collar choke" A popular judo choke in which both hands are clamped on an opponent's lapel to apply a choke by drawing the gi across the windpipe and/or carotid artery. It is the eighth technique of katame-no-kata.
9. Sliding Collar Lock
You grip your opponent's upper left lapel from behind with your right hand and his right lapel with your left hand and choke him with both hands as if wringing his neck.
10. [Judo] A strangulation technique from the rear. The practitioner slides an arm under the opponent's arm and grabs the opponent's lapel. The practitioner then straightens his or her arm to create pressure on the opponent's neck.
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2. 'Pressure' (from Osaeru), 'Immobilization'
osae komi



1. [Judo] a statement from the referee that an immobilization technique is in effect and time counting should start
2. [Judo] A groundwork (Ne-waza) technique in which the Uke is immobilized. Uke can escape from such a technique only by using a movement of disengagement called Toketa. There are five Osae-komi movements: Kesa (Gesa)-gatame, Kata-gatame, Kami-shiho-gatame, Yoko-shiho-gatame, Kuzure Kami-shiho-gatame.
3. (oh-sa-eh-koh-mee) "holding" A term used by a judo referee to denote that a holding technique is being applied. If the opponent is successfully held down for twenty-five seconds, a point is scored.
osae komi waza



3. (oh-sa-eh-koh-mee wa-za) "holding technique" See: osae-waza.
7. art of holding, immobilizing the opponent on the ground
9. hold-down techniques



2. to hold
11. vb. suppress; control
12. to stop; to curb; check, hold down, suppress.
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osae waza



2. [Judo] A technique of immobilizing Uke on the ground. See Katame-no-kata.
3. (oh-sa-eh wa-za) "holding techniques" A collective name for immobilizing holds used in judo groundwork. Also called osaekomi-waza.



see O and soto
2. major outer
4. outer
osoto gari



1. [Judo] major outer reaping throw; a technique favored by larger men
2. o-soto-gari [Judo] "Major outer reaping throw". Tori grips Uke in the standard manner, right side, and steps forward and left with the left foot, turning in towards Uke. He or she brings the right thigh into contact with the side or back of Uke's right thigh and "reaps" (swings) Uke's leg away, throwing him or her backwards.
3. (oh-soh-toh-ga'ree) "major outer reap" A judo leg technique in which the opponent is unbalanced to the rear while one leg is swept out from under her or him thus throwing the opponent backward.
6. osotogari major outside reap
7. major exterior reap
9. Large Outer Reap
You break your opponent's balance toward his right back corner, causing him to shift all his weight toward his right heel, and reap his right leg with your right leg. You should step as far left of his right foot as you can so that you can put power into the reaping action.
10. [Judo] Major Outer Reaping
The practitioner steps alongside the opponent and brings one thigh into contact with the back of the opponent's thigh, then swings the opponent's leg away.
see also: Wikipedia
osoto gaseshi



9. Large Outer Reaping Throw Counter
Your opponent moves in for a right osoto-gari. Before he has a chance to get you off balance to your right rear, apply your own right osoto-gari.
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osoto guruma

2. [Judo] 'Major outer wheel throw'. Tori takes his or her right leg behind both Uke's legs, from the right, blocking Uke's movement, and hooks the legs away, throwing him or her backwards.
3. (oh-soh-toh-goo-roo-ma) "major outer wheel" A judo throw in which both of the opponent's feet are swept out from behind, landing the opponent flat on her or his back.
9. Large Outer Wheel
After breaking your opponent's balance to his right back corner or straight back, you put your right leg across the back of his right knee and throw him back over it. Your right thigh acts as a fulcrum. An alternative way to execute this throw using the same hand action is to break the opponent's balance to his right front corner or directly forward, then place your left knee against his left thigh and throw.
10. [Judo] Major Outer Wheel Throw
The practitioner traps both of the opponent's legs and pulls him or her over while sweeping.
osoto makikomi

3. (oh-soh-toh-ma-ke-koh-mee) "major outer winding" A judo sacrifice throw.
9. Large Outside Wraparound Throw
From and osoto-gari or a similar technique, release your right grip and pivot to your left, bringing your right arm across your opponent's right arm so as to wrap his body around yours. Continue turning and fall together.
1. [Common Usage] to sweep or drop
2. to cause to fall
3. (oh-toh-shee) "drop"
4. drop
ōuchi gari


1. [Judo] major inner reaping throw
2. o-uchi-gari [Judo] "Major inner reaping throw". Tori makes a turning movement engages Uke's leg by inserting his or her left leg between both Uke's legs, and hooks Uke's right leg backwards; at the same time pushing with both hands to send Uke to the ground.
3. (oh-oo-chee ga-ree) "major inner reap" A judo foot throw in which one foot is swept out from under an opponent in a circular sweeping motion.
7. ouchugari major internal reap
9. Large Inner Reap
After breaking your opponent's balance to his left back corner, reap his left leg from the inside with your right leg so that he falls backward. Be sure to twist your hips to the left as you attack so that you can insert your right leg heel first, toes pointed in, and reap widely to the right.
10. [Judo] Major Inner Reaping Throw
A throw executed by sliding a leg between the opponent's legs and hooking.
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