Definition of yoko-shiho-gatame in English:


Pronunciation /ˌjəʊkəʊˌʃiːhəʊɡəˈtameɪ/


Martial Arts
  • A hold in which the opponent's shoulders and hips are pinned to the ground from the side.


Early 20th century. From Japanese yoko-shiho-gatame from yoko side + shihō the four quarters, all directions (from shi four + hō direction) + -gatame, combining form of katame (in wrestling) hold, nominalized stem of katameru, lit. ‘to make hard’ (ultimately from the base of katai hard).