2015 State Games of America Judo Competition

2015 State Games of America Judo Competition

Team sempai had a great showing at the State Games of America yesterday with 12 team members taking home 1 medals! We are very proud of our team and look forward to the future! Congrats to: Gold Logan Risser, Samantha Reinders, Ashleigh Gildon, Dan Williams Silver Aleesha Oden, Matt DeGrate, Aaron Strain, Sean McGarry, Andres […]

10 Reasons Why Judo is Better for Your Kids than Team Sports!

Martial Arts training regardless of whether it is Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, etc are a great activity for kids much more than team sports such as, Baseball, Basketball and Soccer. If you are willing to sign up your kid for some organized sports activity, here are some reasons why you should choose Judo for your […]

2015 Junior Olympics

2015 Junior Olympics

Team Sempai had two competitors medal at the 2015 Junior Olympics. Samantha Reinders placed second place receive a Silver medal and Sean McGarry placed third in both National and International competition earning two Bronze medals.Way to go you two! Now to get back on the mats and get ready for the State Games of America […]

Canon Of Judo by Kyuzo Mifune

This is one of the best books you can ever get. It is out of print now and very expensive to buy so we wanted to make sure all Judoka’s have a chance to read this book. Often referred to as the Judo Bible. Kyuzo mifune canon of judo[1] from SOCIEDAD INTERNACIONAL DE KIROTERAPIA

Murphy’s Laws of Martial Arts

Ten scientific principles that apply to the study of all martial arts: The wimp who made it through the eliminations on luck alone will suddenly turn into Bruce Lee when you’re up against him. The referee will always be looking the other way when you score. You will have trouble with the ties on your […]

Goshin-waza of Judo (Self Defense)

Goshin-waza is always practiced in the form of Kata, and never in Randori. The Goshin-waza is included in Kime no Kata, Kodokan Goshin-jutsu, Kime Shiki and Joshi Goshinho. It should be noted that Kime Shiki and Joshi Goshinho are not very common in todays Judo, but I have choosen to include them anyway, because of […]

Atemi-waza in Judo

Atemi-waza in Judo Atemi is constructed of the words ate, which means strike or blow, and mi, which means body. Thus atemi-waza are techniques with wich you strike the body. They are commonly referred as strikes or blows to the body’s vital points, but does not necessarily have to be directed to them. Atemi-waza is […]

Judo Leglocks

General Observations The leglocks serve naturally to extort the opponent’s surrender, for once favourable contact has been acquired, their result is almost immediate. But it is often quite difficult to obtain this contact. That is why the essential role of the leglocks–as also that of the Dislocation Necklocks–consists above all in determining defensive reactions which […]

Original Kodokan Judo (Kano Jujitsu) Contest Rules

The Original Kodokan Judo Tournament Rules H. Irving Hancock and Katsukuma Higashi, The Complete Kano Jiu-Jitsu (Judo), (New York: Dover Publications, 1905) 1. Each contestant shall wear coat and belt. 2. A contestant shall be deemed to have been defeated when his two shoulders and hips shall have touched the floor, provided that said contestant […]

Assaulting the Turtle

  Assaulting the Turtle   Hypothesis An opponent tucked into a ball and resting on his knees and elbows is, perhaps, the most difficult Ground Play situation that there is to deal with. I call this the Turtle and any white belt can hold forth on the futility of attacking the Turtle. I know how […]