Circle of Skills

Throwing Techniques – Circle of Skills As a sport a judoka must learn how to defeat another skillful judoka. Learning throwing forms with a static partner is like learning how to ride a bicycle with training wheels. Now we must take the wheels off and fight with the skillful judoka in randori and shiai. As a prerequisite your mind and…

Blocking, Avoiding & Combinations

Blocking, Avoiding & Combinations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfnoS2XACbcv=jfnoS2XACbc   Hal Sharp-Blocking, Avoiding & Counter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE8VHjUCQbA                     Hal Sharp-Combinations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDr_NBHh4nY&sns=em       Judo Mat Lab-Combinations…

Chance & Opportunity

Chance Sensei Sharp demonstrates concept of Chance. This video shows Sensei Takagaki applying Taiotoshi in four directions based opponent’s movements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgfIlKioQ0E   This video has various Japanese champions showing their tokui (favotite) throwing technique emphasizing “chance” by taking advantage of opponent’s movement or grip using all the elements of victory.…

Elements of victory -How to Make Your Throws Work

This is a series of YouTube videos that describe the skills necessary to make throws work in a competitive environment, including randori and shiai.The book”Boys and Girls Judo & Self-Defense” subtitled, “Road to Blackbelt” contains a written description in each of these areas. Elements of Victory include shizentai, taisabaki, gripping, kuzushi, tsukure, kake and chance.  …