The Groundwork Wheel

The groundwork wheel consists of 10 hold down techniques. Tori starts to hold Uke down and begins to rotate around Uke’s body, anti-clockwise, changing from one hold down technique to the next. It is important to maintain body contact all times to control Uke.

This kata was devised by Sensei Sampson Sampson (8th Dan), the JFAUK President and Techncial Director in order to help judoka understand how to transition between one hold down to another and further understand the fluidity of ne-waza.

Follow the sequence of techniques:

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