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In my Judo class, we do what we call "Ukemi competion": we assign every Ukemi a number and whenever the insctructor shouts that number, everybody has to excecute the fall. The last one to execute it and anyone who either performs the wrong fall or doesn't execute it correctly, gets eliminated. As fewer kids remain, you can increase the speed at which you ...


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Teaching children in Judo for 13 years now and having made an instructor's license, I will try to pin it down to some principles (as concrete lessons may be established, but are dependent on the group). General principles (all techniques/ages) These principles do not only apply to children (or ukemi), but are more essential to be held in mind and used in ...


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Well, technically 'Guruma' implies a 'rotation', so like in Ashi Guruma in Osoto Guruma you're not just reaping two legs, you're leading your opponent towards a rotating movement around your leg, just like Ashi Guruma. Wheel just indicates the rotation this technique implies. The difference between Osoto Guruma and Osoto Gari, if you will is similar to the ...


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Chokes, elbow bars and wrist bars are allowed like basically every standard submission with very few exceptions. Often I position like back mount, the competitors don't go to a submission because they have very little time to pin the opponent before the ref breaks them up.


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I see no problem in training on the beach as long as the sand is dry, clean (no rubbish), relatively plain (no bumpiness) and fine (it adapts better to the impact, same reason why it should be dry). It might be slightly harder than a mat, but it's far from dangerous. It might even improve ukemi by 'punishing' bad posture or lack of tension. Modern mats are ...


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Keep fit, strong, flexible, visualize. Go for a daily run, do some push-ups, sit-ups and stretching. Keep your cardio engine going. Keep your mind on your training by practicing visualization of your techniques and self-defense. This is the vital part as it helps with consolidating on what you know so far. Do this during a run Before you know it, you're ...



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