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Aug
6
comment Teaching ukemi to children
I agree, I remember my starts in judo ... and all we learn was to roll forward. we start at 1 end of the dojo, roll forward till the end ... run back and start over. was dull ... but well ... I enjoy it.
Jul
10
comment What do instructors look for before allowing students to compete in judo?
Main point should be : what LEVEL of competitions are you talking about ? I've ref some competitions with very little kids (4-5 years old ), who just stand still, and takes turn throwing each other, 5 time. than we score the kid base on their falls, their techniques, etc. This require basicly no knowledge aside from listenting to the rules. Start with easy local competitions, and see for youself if its too easy or too hard.
Jul
2
comment What are the chances of breaking my nose if I take up a Judo class?
You dont hurt yourself in judo by "falling wrong" as when you walk on the slippery ground. When you hurt yourself in judo is when you try to bloc/counter someone who is applying a force to one direction, with something you shouldnt. (Try to bloc harai goshi by "locking" your knees when someone sweeps your leg, put your arm behind you when you are on the ground to prevent you rolling on your back while someone is pushing you, etc). This is why you normally dont see much injury in high level training, when someone "gets" you, your roll over with him. These big injuries happens in competitions.
Jun
24
revised Solo martial art learning
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Jun
23
comment Solo martial art learning
as Wudang Kid said, go to schools your interested in. They might get you to train kids and clean up the place free and in exchange they'll late you take classes free too. My coach was doing this to alot of poeple. He "rent" them the appartment above the dojo for free, they trained for free, but they were teaching all the basic classes.
Jun
23
comment Solo martial art learning
Judo can be practice alone, if you have a good base. movements and getting your oponent offbalance is repetitive. when I got lazy and complain about doing the same move more than 10 or 15 time, my coach keep on telling me how he practice O-soto-gari on trees in japan. For a long time, thousands of time per days. After, he went to town competitions and won easily doing only this move. ( should I turn this into a judo-kid movie ? )
Jun
23
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Jun
8
comment What are good questions to ask for a black belt testing?
This feels like weird to me (not saying its a bad question). We didnt had any "interview" at my tests (in judo). People trust the coaches decision, if your coach send you in, basicly he's vooching for you and thats enough.
Jun
8
revised Is the highest judo belt really red?
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Jun
3
comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
Also judoinfo.com/judan.htm its not true that 10th belt is a ceremonial acheivement ... or reserve the the "head" of the art ... again, technically anyone could get there. It just takes time (more if you arent considered an exceptional candidate) and you must show dedication to the arts.
Jun
3
comment Is the highest judo belt really red?
He is right in saying there are no dan limit in judo. You could technically advange higher, but no one have ever.
May
23
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May
21
answered Is the highest judo belt really red?
May
21
comment Correct position to leave an attacker after doing an strangulation to him
That is a question to bring up to your coach, btw. hes the one who teach you to choke poeple, hes also the one who should teach you about recovery.
May
21
answered Correct position to leave an attacker after doing an strangulation to him
May
9
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May
9
comment How do I practice judo throws on my own without a partner?
you dont have to practice strengh when your alone, practice speed, stability and position. using any wall, tree, beams etc as all the answers suggest are great way to do it.
May
9
comment Stahara word usage
my coach was hiroshi nakamura, best japanese coach in all canada ... and he always yelled at when I was training : "Use 'Hara' thierry savard! ". so I'd stick with it myself, since he learned in japan, I guess its refer this way over there too
May
1
comment Underwater Rear Naked Choke
I agree, my sister had her lifeguard license, and they teach you how to escape hold and grab by panicking "victims". I think you could try this way.
Apr
22
answered Why do we do ukemi aka break falls?