When you first start Judo you don’t feel anything. You don’t feel the shift in weight in your opponent. You don’t feel where their body weight is travelling. There is nothing.
But don’t get discouraged!
This article links the clutch in a car to Judo.
If you are a bad partner you can actually annoy and restrict not only your partners learning but also your own. This is why it is so important to be a good training partner.
This article discusses strategies you can implement to become a great training partner.
When you hold your opponent by his jacket, you should do so as gently as you would hold an egg in your hand. Always keep the forearms relaxed. If you stiffen your forearms, you are
prevented not only from changing your grasp quickly but also from reading your opponent’s motions.
Learn how and why to grip your opponents gi.
Learn how to tie your belt quickly and effetievly. Tying your Obi (belt) like this will mean it will never come undone.
Learn how to fold your gi to fit into your gi bag or to simply carry to training.
This video describes exactly what you need to look for at Judo traing. 'Action Reaction' is the main principle with the main topic of feeling your opponent oppose to muscling them over. A
must watch for all beginner Judoka.
There are two basic methods of walking: ayumi-ashi, or normal walking, where one foot is placed in front of the other, and tsugi-ashi, or following footwork, which involves advancing or
retreating on one foot and then drawing the other foot level.
Footwork assists in you setting up throws as well as avoiding your opponents attacks.
Each throw has a fall that perfectly matches it. The more flexibility you have in falling, the closer you will be able to get to receiving throws without trying to change the fall into
something you are more comfortable with.
The mere effort of learning the etiquette and adhering to it as the very foundation stone of judo elevates a player above anything remotely resembling poor sportsmanship and it is fair to
say that rudeness and general belligerence around dojos and competitive events is virtually unheard of.
Developed in Japan by Jigoro Kano in 1882, Judo was originally designed to help physically weak people overcome those who were much stronger. From this noble and obscure beginning a great
sport was born. Now a modern, progressive Olympic sport, Judo has evolved considerably from its roots in the Tokyo Kodokan.
As a newbie in judo, one of the things you’ll have to get for yourself is a Judo gi. The challenge is, how would you know what sort of gi to purchase? And how many different types of Gi there
A list of basic Judo terms.
Please note, “Ouch” is not a Japanese term.
It is very important that the workouts you are completing in the gym are beneficial to improving your overall Judo game. If you are completing workouts that aren't written for Judo you will
find that your success on the mat will be somewhat limited!
5 Easy ways to improve your Judo instantly
Injuries are common when training on the mat. Here are a few information articles on the most common Judo injuries.
Judo is a very physically demanding sport and it is vital that you take care of not just yourself but your training partners as well.
There are a few things you can implement that will help in enjoying an injury free judo career.