Judo – Choking Techniques

List of Judo Choking Techniques (Shime Waza)

Here are a variety of choking techniques that are used in Judo. The Japanese name for these Judo choking techniques is Shime Waza. All Judo choking techniques (Shime Waza) are dangerous and should be practiced only under the supervision of a trained Judo instructor.

For information on other Judo throws and grappling techniques, please visit the main Judo Techniques page.

Shime Waza – Judo Choking Techniques


  1. International Judo Federation, Judo Techniques, http://www.intjudo.eu/Judo_Corner/Judo_Techniques/Judo_Techniques5, Added – 6/19/13
  2. Kodokan Judo Institute, Classification of Waza Names, http://www.kodokan.org/e_waza/index.html#katamewaza, Added – 7/1/13