Ippon seoi nage

Ippon seoi nage
Vladimir Putin shows Ippon seoi nage.
Vladimir Putin shows Ippon seoi nage.
Sub classificationTe-waza
Technique name
RōmajiIppon seoi nage
EnglishOne arm shoulder throw

The ippon seoi nage (一本背負投) is a throw in judo.[1] It is a variant of Seoi nage, and is one of the nineteen accepted techniques in Shinmeisho No Waza of Kodokan Judo. It is classified as a hand throwing technique, or te-waza.[2]

Professional wrestling

The move is similar to the over-the-shoulder arm drag from professional wrestling, where it or variants of it may also be called a judo hip throw or toss.[citation needed]

Similar techniques, variants, and aliases


  • Hidari Kata Seoi
Illustration of Hidari-kata-seoi Judo throw
Demonstration of a hidari-kata-seoi judo throw.
  • Seoi gari
  • Gyaku ippon seoi nage


  • Kata Seoi
  • Full shoulder throw
  • Diagonal throw
  • Japanese Whizzer
  • Armspin

See also


  1. ^ Mifune, Kyuzo: The Canon of Judo, Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo) 2004, ISBN 4-7700-2979-9, p.
  2. ^ Camerino, Oleguer; Castaner, Marta; Anguera, Teresa M. (1 March 2014). Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences: Case Studies in Sport, Physical Education and Dance. Routledge. ISBN 9780415532273. Retrieved 8 August 2017 – via Google Books.

Further reading

  • Ohlenkamp, Neil (2006), Judo Unleashed, ISBN 0-07-147534-6.
  • Nakanishi, Hidetoshi (1992), "Seoi-nage", Judo Masterclass Techniques (second ed.), Ippon Books, ISBN 0-9518455-4-3

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