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If you are 75 kg, then you should not have a problem throwing an opponent who is 102 kg with a basic hip throw. The major hip throw (ogoshi) is the first hip throw in the judo curriculum. It's simplest to start with throwing ogoshi slowly because ogoshi has the nice property that you can stop mid-throw. It's easiest to understand the mechanics while ...


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Git gud 😁 To paraphrase the "train like you fight, fight like you train" mantra, you need to train in conditions worst (or better, depending on your point of view) than those in your gradings: So with pressure and fatigue both mental and physical. The best way to do this is demonstrations at the end of a class. You get up, demonstrates something from the ...


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Standing Yes, a shorter person has an advantage for hip throws and shoulder throws because it is easier to get under the opponent's center. But a taller person has other advantages. Longer legs make foot sweeps easier. Leg attacks like osoto gari have greater leverage. Grappling strategies that crush the opponent from above become available. Mass ...


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I agree with Sardathrion's answer for the most part. I have a different take though. Don't try to escape the stress. The point [partly] of a grading is to simulate "combat stress" to test how you cope under similar conditions. No matter who you are, combat is stressful. So accept it. In a stressful situation, one's conscious mind blanks out. That's why you ...


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The best option would be to ask your instructor to watch what you do with both the opponents you mention in your post. He will be able to check that you're doing the technique correctly and if you're doing it differently for the two opponents. Alternatively (and if you're allowed to) have someone video you performing the technique on both opponents and see ...


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It can be very hard to impossible to willingly off-balance an (maybe sub-conciously) uncooperative, stronger opponent, i.e. to have enough kuzushi. That is where Judo (in the very sense of the expression) begins. And as Judo is Jujitsu specialized on throwing (among other things), I will answer purely in this context. I personally had the experience with a ...


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With taller opponents, you have the advantage that a smaller horizontal movement will bring their center of gravity beyond their feet. It's also true though that with a taller opponent, you may have issues with reaching designated spots. With shorter opponents, especially in martial arts like Judo, it's more difficult to get under your opponent for some ...


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I would need more information on what you mean by forms and what you are try to accomplish. If it is how to fight with a knife/Tanto, there are many good styles. I am partial to some of the Israeli commando forms. If you are looking for defense I can comment on this a little. I have trained in Aikido for many years in the US, Canada and Japan. When I asked ...


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Endurance training in the martial arts can be divided into four different groups. 1 - is a general endurance training For general endurance training it is best to resort to cardio-trainings such as running or swimming (but with a leg injury, it may be difficult). 2 - is training the muscle groups that are rarely used In that case the choice of exercises ...


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I'm 5'7" and most of the people that I train Judo with do have problems throwing me because of my low center of gravity. My instructor is quite a bit taller than I am, probably over 6', and he'll often use me to demonstrate throws, sweeps, and reaps as I have a Ju Jitsu background and am more comfortable with falling than the others that we train with. ...



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