Uke grabs one of tori's wrists with one hand.

It is in Uke's best interest to make it a good and secure grip while keeping his arms and shoulders flexible ("sticky grip").

Katate-dori is not the end of the attack, but only the first contact. Uke wants to use it to hold Tori down or move him into a position where the attack can be continued, e.g. with a kick, strike or strangling grip.

If only Katate-dori is requested, it always refers to the Gyaku-hanmi position.

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