Interesting Judo Photos


Martial Arts Books I'd Like To See...


The Speedy Hands of Tai Chi Chuan -- Three Time Chinese Tai Chi Chuan Champion reveals how to speed up your techniques.

Brazilian JiuJitsu Throwing Techniques -- This four-page book is a compendium of useful techniques to get your opponent between your legs.

TaeBo Competition Moves -- A National TaeBo Champion shows the "inside" techniques needed to win that tournament trophy.

Is BJJ Better Than Judo?

A comment recently made was "...that judo's biggest weakness in newaza is the lack of attention paid to positional grappling." I think that virtually everyone who trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can agree with this statement. Unfortunately, it's wrong.

An equivalent statement by Judoka might be "BJJ's biggest weakness is their 'standup' game..." And although most Judoka would probably subscribe to it, that statement is just as wrong.

Frequency of Judo Techniques


The following information was taken from the book, "Judo for High School & College" by the USJF, editored by George Uchida, George Wilson, and Toyosaburo Fujiwara. This list compiles the winning techniques at the All Japan High School Championships for 10 years (1962-1971).


Classical Osotogari Does Work - A Rebuttal By Steve Cunningham.


Steve read my article on Osotogari, and wrote a rebuttal posted on the Judo List. Steve has consented to having it posted here. I've not responded to the points raised below, [it wouldn't be strictly fair, as Steve wouldn't be able to respond] and leave it to interested readers to judge for themselves.

And for bonus points, does anyone know where "version of Osoto Gari that the author ridicules" came from originally?

Classical Osotogari Doesn't Work!

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Begin in the right natural posture.

Developing Power In Your Judo Techniques

Developing powerful Judo is not necessarily a bad thing. As long as you are not compensating for poor technique, then using your body in ways which produce powerful throws is good. Here's a few ideas to start the thread:

(All examples are right-handed throws)

Integrated Attack Systems

Many Judoka spend a great deal of time on combination techniques, and little or no time on creating a personal 'integrated attack system'. (Abreviated to IAS from now on...) Now, while I'm concentrating on Judo here, this information could very well be applied to other arts as well.

Hadakajime - Air or Blood Choke?


A question that I'd like to have everyone ponder here is: "Is Hadakajime an "Air" choke, or a "Blood" choke."?

Or, perhaps even more basic than this, are there more than one 'category' of chokes in Judo? There are those who believe that Judo teaches only "Blood" chokes, and has no other category. In the following, I will attempt to show that there are actually three types of chokes.

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