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 in maintaining body contact to control Uke at all times.

This kata is devised by Sensei Sampson Sampson, the JFAUK Techncial Director in order to help judoka see the transition of one hold down into another and as a way to learn the technques.

Follow the sequence of techniques:

Guruma No Kata - The Groundwork Wheel

 

The Groundwork Wheel - the full 10 hold downs

The Groundwork Wheel - the full 10 hold downs (overhead view)