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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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]