A judo hold, also known as a hold down and in Japanese as osaekomi-waza (抑え込み技, "pinning technique"), is a specific type of pinning hold technique found in judo. The original list of judo holding techniques was codified by Kano Jigoro and the Kodokan judo school.
The purpose of a hold in judo is to control and immobilize the opponent on their back for a specified period of time to achieve a score. This is contrasted with a submission hold or a joint lock where the goal is to force the opponent to submit or surrender. Judo holds may also be used in self-defense situations outside of judo practice or competition.
- Arm triangle choke: type of choke that occurs when holding technique Kata-gatame is applied correctly