Tegumi means "hand grapple" and was the term used to describe the
hand-flow and grappling aspect of old-style karate.It
is a traditional form of wrestling from Okinawa emphasizing throws,
trips,sweeps, joint locks, holds, traps, chokes and parries.
evolved from a primitive form of grappling.It is arguably the original form
of fighting in Okinawa and, as it was enhanced by striking and kicking
techniques imported from China, became the progenitor of Te, which is the
foundation of modern karate.There are many rules that ensure practitioners
safety.Competitions are refereed and victory is decided by submission
achieved through either a joint lock a stranglehold or hold-down pinning.