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Jan
2
comment How likely is serious injury in martial arts practice?
You must play some hardcore card games ;-)
Dec
26
comment Does judo work against someone not wearing a judogi?
The power in real judo comes from the opponent's momentum and body weight, what they are wearing is not relevant. A proficient judoka will adapt to the situation at hand - as pointed out below, it's a question of applying the fundamentals of balance, leverage and timing - not clothing.
Aug
28
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
Two years and much more competitive experience later, I can see that you're absolutely right :) Of course, strength can help when the technique isn't quite right (let's be honest, how many people get their technique perfect every time!!?)... but your point stands.
Nov
14
comment Why are traditional karate gi's white?
You're right, it's death (hence the "willingness to die in battle" and seppuku comment), the purity part must have been a figment of my (western) imagination.
May
24
comment How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
Thanks very much. I also found this blog post which supplemented your reply nicely. :)
May
24
comment How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
Very true, but that's still not an answer to the question asked.
May
23
comment How do you choose which judo techniques to practice? (tokuiwaza)
Thanks for your answer, but it strikes me that the question was how to decide which throw(s) to practice [see the title], not which throws to use in randori/comp and/or how to use them ... see what I mean?
Jun
23
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
Thanks so much for a wonderfully detailed answer... I guess I'll be looking for some weights on eBay!! :-)
Jun
22
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
I didn't even think of flexibility in my back... I'm a software developer and sit in a chair all day... so my posture/lower back aren't great - I'll give that a try as a starting point - thanks so much!
Jun
22
comment What can I do to improve my squat for judo throws during randori?
@MatthChan Thanks for your help Matt - I'm used to using stack overflow, where asking technical, direct questions is imho much easier :)