|Kumi Kata, the Type of grip the Judogi of the partner/opponent is one of the most important elements in the sport of judo. Often the success of a throwing technique depends on the correct type of grip. Even when TORI starts with Kuzushi (balance breaking) the correct grip is important to break the balance of UKE perfectly. When the grip by doing Kake does not "sit" correctly UKE will not be able to throw UKE quickly and safely, also is the support of UKE's fall (Nage) by TORI not possible if the type of grip is wrong sated. So you see Kumi kata accompanied the successful throwing technique through all throwing phases.|
|But not only in the execution of throwing techniques Kumi kata is important, also at the ground in Katame waza Kumi kata is used. If TORI uses an improper Type of grip, it is possible that UKE can escape the control by TORI, e.g. turn the extended arm out of the armlock technique (Kansetzu waza). Especially at the strangulation techniques (Jime waza), it is very important, how to grip the collar the collar of UKE (e.g. finger inside or outside) to achieve with small energy the most effort.||
The shown type of grips are not a "must", they are only intended to give examples of what is possible, but not absolutely necessary. Any experienced judoka will decide during his training himself what kind of grip type he can carry out with which technique. Often this depends also on the partner/opponent; is he bigger or smaller, is he heavier - so you need more power. TORI's grip at UKE's Judogi therefore depends on many factors and is always individual.