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Japanese modern martial art, combat sport, and Olympic sport of throwing, pinning, choking, and locking; developed by *Kano Jigoro* in 1882.

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Why grip with only three fingers?

I have heard a number of judoka promote gripping with only the lower three fingers (pinky, ring, middle) as opposed to all five. I've sometimes heard this referred to as the 'Japanese grip'. Is there ...
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Is there such a thing as a toxic sensei? How to deal with one like that?

TL;DR: I think I'm viciously / discreetly getting bullied at judo by my sensei and higher ranked (sensei is Japanese so I'm pretty shocked about it). Also, I was hit, he discreetly asked other ...
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Looking for a story source--Helio Gracie being offered a Kodokan Belt and refusing?

I remember reading somewhere that, way down the line, the Kodokan offered Helio Gracie a high dan ranking, and to absorb what had become BJJ back into the world of Judo. Helio refused, presumably ...
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What is traditionally written on a judo belt?

I recently passed a Dan exam and would like to get rid of my old, cheap belt. I would like to buy a higher grade belt and have some inscriptions on it. I plan to take a kusakura obi with the Kodokan ...
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How to deal with a judoka who is not gentle?

First of all, I'm a beginner. White belt (not even a month of practice). At wikipedia, they said Judo literally is "gentle way". My sensei told me so too... When I do randori with higher rank, they ...
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When/why was the list of Kodokan Judo throws and ground techniques recently expanded?

Toshiro Daigo's book Kodokan Judo Throwing Techniques published by Kodanasha International, Tokyo 2005 lists 67 throwing techniques. As Daigo is the chief instructor at the Kodokan, I took this as the ...
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Are there martial arts known to synergize with Judo?

Intro Following a bit of studying, I have found that I am interested in learning Judo, as it matches my life philosophies of being gentle but not defenseless. However the schools of Judo accessible ...
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Why do people wear frayed black belts? [closed]

There seems to be a pride in using a beaten up belt. Isn't a belt cheap, shouldn't a MA practitioner be in clean and well maintained attire ?
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How can I practice any martial art if I have difficulty with motor and coordination skills?

I would like to practice a martial art full time for the sake of getting fit and dealing with my personal issues, but the problem is that I don't have much coordination with my body, and I can't ...
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Would aikido high feather falls work in judo?

By the title one should notice there is a distinct way to fall in Aikido. In judo & most karate like styles i have never seen these types of falls. In most Japanese like systems the ukemii is ...
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Sumi Gaeshi or Obi Tori Gaeshi?

I'm a BJJ praticioner trying to improve my takedowns. I was wondering: is the Obi Tori Gaeshi just a variation of the Sumi Gaeshi or a different takedown? The two takedowns are quite similar, with ...
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Which types of throws can lift the heaviest weight (hip throws, shoulder throws, etc.)?

I’m relatively new on the martial arts scene, but I’ve enjoyed learning judo, wrestling, pretty much anything involving grappling, in stand-up or on the ground. Being sort of small (5’9” and 145 lbs.) ...
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Are Judoka generally taught yanking and pounding the uke into the ground, as opposed to technique and flow? [closed]

A former Judoka (over 15 years' experience) in my JJ class throws by yanking and pounding. This is contrary to what I have read about Judo, have seen in videos with Kyuzo Mifune, and have been ...
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What is the name of this takedown / throw?

Today, whilst sparring with my opponent I was trying to pull of a lot of kneeling shoulder throws, but my opponent simply walked over me several times. I came back up from one attempt and managed to ...
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Who said there are 3 paths of judo and where can I find the quote

Someone has said there are 3 paths (or types of practitioner) of judo. It goes something like this, but I might remember the details a bit wrong: One is a competitor, advances quickly in rank, but ...
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Emphasis in jujitsu and brazilian jujitsu

I apologize beforehand if this is too broad of a topic, opinion based or has been asked before. I am familiar with the history of both jujitsu and brazilian jujitsu and how they were formed and I ...
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What's the name of this sweep and where did it originate?

I tried to look online, but I couldn't find anything like this (Google doesn't exactly like long descriptive explanations). Here's the deal. Attacker is in a sitting position, holding the opponent ...
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Judo and bodybuilding

I was wondering if it was possible to do judo and bodybuilding together. Is it possible to compete in judo and an amateur level while doing bodybuilding?
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Judo throw/techniques for taller people

I'm 1,91m tall and stronger built than most of my opponents. Right now I'm trying to improve my strategy in Judo, as so far I'm mostly passive and use Tani Otoshi as I can, or Ippon Seoi Nage or Seoi ...
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Fact check— highest belt level for a 21 year old

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but here it goes. I'm writing a story where one of the characters has been involved in judo since she was 4/5. She took to it like a duck to ...
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If I'm 12 and a white belt, will I be a yellow belt when I'm 18?

I'm 12 and I started BJJ 2 months ago, and I've been wondering if by the time I'm 18 will I still be in the kids category of belts? According to my math, a yellow belt?
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How to build calf endurance? [closed]

Injury prevention within the context of martial arts training Goal: During the randoris, I am not always able to finish due to cramps on calves. Question: What proven routines can I do to build my ...
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What is the name of dynamic, non-resistant form of sparring in Japanese?

I think most of the Judoka know the ladder of Tandoku renshu, Uchi komi, Yakusoku geiko, Randori and Shiai as well as Kata as classical training forms. But in Ne waza, there was another name ...
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Apply Falling Technique in Real Situation

I have been learning Hapkido (and also Judo, Aikido, and some other similiar arts) for around 4 ~ 5 months now and one of it curriculum is falling technique (낙법 / nakbeob) that we studied so when we ...
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Under what conditions would you prefer o-guruma to ashi-guruma?

Ashi guruma is a throw where tori off-balances uke to the front and tori spins to wheel uke over the fulcrum of tori's outstretched leg (and not a reap, like harai goshi). I find it easiest to execute ...
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Starting two or more different martial arts at the same time

Is it simply like learning two different languages at the same time? If so will it be easier to differentiate if the two styles are very different? For example, Kyokushin Karate and Judo.
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Can I still practice judo with a bad hip?

I am 33 years old and I have a bad hip (due to a medical condition). Can I still learn/practice judo? (keeping my fingers crossed for positive answers)
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Are there any differences between karategi, judogi, and aikidogi?

I hope my question is not out of topic here. I want to buy aikidogi from online shop but not sure whether judogi and karategi can also be used. Question Are there any differences between karategi, ...
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Is Elastic a good partner to keep training when far from dojo

I was often told (by an old sensei) that if I can't train in a dojo with a human uke, elastic bands could be the best way to keep training and maintain good form. I understand that it can be ...
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Judo for real world self defense? [duplicate]

How effective is Judo in real world self defense situations without gi? How does one use Judo without a gi?
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Karate and Judo?

My original question was about whether Kyokushin Karate and Freestyle Wrestling go well together as cross training. Now that I have some further insight from a very helpful user, my question is ...
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Are we doing randori properly?

At my judo club randori is usually 30-45mins at the end of the session. Some nights we just have randori for an hour and a half. The randori itself usually consists of 5min bouts with no break in ...
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How to train out of dojo during summer?

Dojos are no longer available in summer. Can I stay 2 months without training? Should I organize training on the beach with my team even if sand is not as convenient as a mat? Indeed, sand is harder ...
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Effectiveness of Throws on the Ground and Standing Up (Judo, BJJ etc) [closed]

Next year it's going to be a little more throwing-oriented year in my club (although we're still going to mix ground fighting and stand up fighting, submissions etc). My question is: how practical ...
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Judo - Why does the ref sometimes pause the match when it goes to the ground?

In watching some Olympic Judo matches I am confused as the why the ref sometimes stops the match when it goes to the ground, sends judoka back to their sides and then restarts the match. If someone ...
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Problems hip throwing a larger opponent

I am practicing Japanese Jujitsu, I am currently purple white stripe belt. Physically I am about 75kgs, and about 5ft 7-8. My problem is when I hip throw (Ogoshi) my regular uke, probably a few kgs ...
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Why can't you rip your arm out of a BJJ arm lock?

So I've been watching a bit of BJJ lately and I've seen many techniques. Is it possible to actually rip or pull your arm out of an arm bar if someone's doing it to you. I mean, I've never seen it done,...
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Fall Differences between Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo

I just started learning Jujitsu (Japanese not Brazilian) and the techniques for falling are different than judo and more similar to Aikido. When i learned to do a front or side fall thru my previous ...
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To prevent injuries, how do you discourage people from using excessive force?

This is basically a question about how to encourage randori (free play) versus shiai (competition) during throwing practice. Randori is supposed to be friendly; the objective is further development of ...
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How do blood chokes actually work?

This is prompted by this answer and the description of blood chokes included. It states that Cerebral blood flow (CBF) chokes involve restricting the flow of blood to the brain, thereby denying it ...
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Have you seen a fight between *top* Judo and Aikido practitioners?

First of all, no disrespect to anyone. I am not trying to get into a discussion of which art is better/faster/more effective/etc... I get that the quality of the fighter is more important than the ...
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Do Aikido wrist locks work against stronger opponents?

As a part of my training in TKD, I learned how to do some wrist locks for basic self-defense applications. These are quite similar to some techniques from Aikido. However, in practice (during sparring ...
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how to survive not doing hardcore Judo after losing your ACL forever

I am 37, 1.80m, >85 kg. I used to train Judo twice or three times a week at competition level (although I was not participating in contests, I was training hard with those who did). About two years ...
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Arm bar crushes the groin

I know, that's weird. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had this problem. When I do my arm bar and I'm not wearing a jockstrap, I tend to crush my groin... You'll understand that in such a ...
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Extra training to avoid new injuries

I cracked the fourth toe a year ago and now every other training in judo or bjj it hurts (even though I am taping it together and avoiding foot sweeps). The doctor says there is nothing you can do to ...
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Do you take supplements like protein when you train in Martial Arts?

I've just begin training in Judo but I strength train independently. After gym workouts, I drink a protein drink to help with recovery and muscle growth. Does anyone else take protein or any other ...
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How many takedown techniques exist in Judo

I would like know if some one know how many takedowns exist in Judo ? I know a few years ago, the International Olympic Committee changed the rules for some takedowns. If I'm right, now is not more ...
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How do you prevent/mitigate finger injuries in judo/bjj?

As I am no longer a young man, I frequently find that my finger joints are swollen for a few days after judo practice. This is more a chronic overuse issue that has developed over years than an acute ...
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Does playing judo increase the likelyhood of one getting brain injuries?

I see many people accidentally fall down and land head first in this world. They end up in the hospital with permanent brain injury, while those luckier go directly to the graveyard. Judo is a sport ...
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Is it possible to learn martial arts only by myself? [duplicate]

I have great interest in martial arts, especially in judo technique. I really want to learn it but there is no such training institute . Is it possible to learn it from book and video lectures or some ...