Judo – Kani Basami

Kani Basami – Judo’s Forbidden Scissors Throw

This page provides details for Judo‘s Kani Basami (Scissors Throw or Flying Scissors). This is a Judo sacrifice throw and is forbidden in many Judo competitions.

Kani Basami is one of Kodokan Judo’s Kinshi Waza (forbidden techniques). This technique is forbidden due to the likelihood of your opponent suffering leg damage from this throw. All of Judo’s Kinshi Waza techniques are dangerous and should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained Judo instructor. Be considerate of your training partner!

For more Judo throws and grappling techniques, please visit the main Judo Techniques page.

Instructional Video for Judo’s Kani Basami
(Also discusses the dangers of this technique)

Instructional Video for Judo’s Kani Basami

Instructional Video for Judo’s Kani Basami

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