My first comment today is a BIG THANKYOU to Stuart and Yvonne at “TORAKI” www.toraki.com I have inserted a nice photo to show the new Judo Gi kindly supplied by them and a massive thanks to them for their support. The quality of the judo suits is top class and if you are looking to buy a good quality good priced affordable judo suit look no further. Anyway, first job of the day was a good mat clean, imperative for judoka who train on a regular basis as you can start to pick up nasty infections/rashes etc if the mats are not clean. We then had a look at an old coaching video (2002) which was put together by Roy Inman 8th dan and Mac Abbotts 6th dan both former GB national team coaches. The focus of this video was the different styles of Judo from Russian wrestling type movements to classical Japanese traditional upright Judo and wetern european which has a style of its own. Its important to adapt your judo to the different styles/type of opponent you are likely to come up against in a competative environment. We looked at Yoko-Otoshi, Kata Guruma and a nice leg grab that could be used as a lead into Kata Guruma. All these techniques were performed using a grip on the back of Uke’ shoulder to ensure a tight grip for the throw.
October 23, 2008
Thursday 23rd October 2008