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Kibisu gaeshi

Illustration of Kibisu-gaeshi (One-hand reversal) Judo throw.
Illustration of Kibisu-gaeshi Judo throw
Classification Nage-waza
Sub classification Te-waza
Counter Kani-basami
Kodokan Yes
Technique name
Rōmaji Kibisu-gaeshi
Japanese 踵返
English One-hand reversal

Kibisu gaeshi (踵返) is a single leg takedown adopted later by the Kodokan into their Shinmeisho No Waza (newly accepted techniques) list. It is categorized as a hand technique, Te-waza.


  • Technique 1
  • Included Systems 2
  • Similar Techniques, Variants, and Aliases 3
  • External links 4


This technique involves tori reaching down toward the uke‍ '​s legs and heel-picking the same side foot as the tori‍ '​s chosen hand. When done as the uke is stepping backwards, this is hard to defend.

Included Systems



Similar Techniques, Variants, and Aliases


  • Heel trip (reversal)

External links

  • Collection of Kibisu Gaeshi Videos

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