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For any sport, there must be a level of what the IOC (International Olympic Committee) calls "universality"; in other words, the sport must be practiced under an international governing body in multiple countries in most continents. Essentially, the sport: Must have an international governing body. (For Judo, for instance, this is International Judo ...


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Judo's groundwork (newaza) looks strange to someone from a Brazilian jiujitsu, wrestling, or SAMBO background. Its approach is fairly unique to this particular combat sport. Why? Because rule-sets determine tactics. The basics of judo newaza Other than throwing the opponent, one can win in judo by pins, arm-locks that attack the elbow, and chokes. Some ...


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Edited for the differences portion of the question: For the most part, TKD is TKD is TKD. A front kick in WTF looks like a front kick in ITF looks like a front kick in ATA, etc. Differences in execution are relatively minor, even if you go from TKD to a Karate flavor, the techniques are pretty much the same. The differences between TKD and Karate are the ...


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Ippon will win the match (throw where they land mostly on their back, done with speed, force and control, or osae komi of 25 seconds, or a submission) 2 waza ari = ippon (throw where they land mostly on their back, with one of the other criteria missing, or osae komi of 20-24.9 seconds) Yuko (for throws where they land on their side, or osae komi (pins) ...


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It is not possible for one athelete to perform in two different weight categories in the same tournement, for the simple reason that weight categories don't overlap and there no longer is an "open" category. A current list of weight categories is listed on wikipedia, and the same information is mentioned in a document on the IJF website. To quote the 2013 ...


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Tae Kwon Do itself is actually a very recent development as well. Call it Korean Karate and you're not being inaccurate, just some Koreans/TKD exponents will lose their shit if you say it in front of them. If you're looking for the actually traditional art, it's Taekkyon, which as of 2011 was on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. South ...


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Chokes are allowed, and elbow attacks are allowed. Everything else is not allowed. There is a bit of a grey area when it comes to "key locks" or ude garami, which can put the shoulder in peril, but it also attacks the elbow so is allowed, as well as the guillotine choke which while a choke can also be a neck crank, so some referees will prohibit it. Most ...


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The reason why backmount is very often abandoned, is because in judo, you only have a very little time to get a pin or submission. Basically, if the situation isn't making progress in about 5 seconds, competitors are commanded to stand up, and continue the match in tachiwaza, standing position. For this, the rear naked choke is a pretty rare submission ...


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The Wikipedia page on Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualification states (emphasis and italics mine): The top 22 men or 14 women from the world rankings in each division qualify, subject to a limit of 1 judoka per NOC (National Olympic Committee) per division. Further continental quotas (Europe 25, Africa 24, Pan-America 21, Asia 20 and Oceania ...


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ippon wazari yuko koka (deprecated) It was explained in the past as ippon = 10 points, instant win, wazari = 7 points, yuko = 5 points, koka = 3 points. But since you cannot simply add the points (like wazari + koka = ippon) So, now the scores are displayed ippon, wazari, yuko, (warnings/penalties) the yellow card is a warning, the second is a ...


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I think it is always dubious to claim that any particular martial art has a unique technique, because no matter which technique you look at, chances are you will find something very similar in another art. However, I would say it is true that through the popularity of Olympic style sparring, many innovations and specialisations have occurred over the years. ...



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