What does Kesa Gatame mean in English?
The ” Kesa – gatame ” (Scarf hold) name comes from the fact that it resembles the over-one-shoulder robe worn by priests. This is a fundamental Waza in Judo, and one of the first that beginners learn.
How do you fight someone off?
Use the force of your opponent’s attack against them.
- Lean back away from the attack.
- Grab the person by the arm or shirt as they are punching or attacking.
- Pull the attacker towards you and down.
- Use your leg to trip them to the ground as you pull them.