In the case of forbidden techniques (kin-te) being employed, the bout will be stopped immediately and the player using them will be judged the loser after a meeting of the judges.
Forbidden techniques are follows:

  • slapping from the side (particularly the ears).
  • thrusting with the fingers or fist( the eyes or pit of the stomatch);
  • grabbing (e.g. the hair,throat,front vertical part of the "mawashi");
  • kicking (ohter than with the sole of the foot below the thigh);
  • twisting the fingers the wrong way;
  • biting