Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:36 PM
Could you please clarify: do you mean that your partners only hunch over when they are practicing with you, and you attribute this to the fact you are tall? In otherwords, with others of similar height, their posture is different?
This post has been edited by jkw: 01 April 2012 - 10:51 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:30 AM
Maybe the bulbs need changing. He could be thrown dozens of times/more. I would assume that he would learn his judo in the dojo, everyone knows we won't teach him here.
Not to duck the question if he was at my dojo I would probably teach him a classic uchimata and work on it for at least six months before teaching on any variations. Probably the only variation I'd teach would be cane cane at his level if he picked up classic uchimata.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:51 AM
I am curious. When your opponent is hunched over is he trying to attack you at all or just being very defensive, if so with what have you been attacked with? Also is he hunting your legs?
This post has been edited by RagingDemon: 02 April 2012 - 10:14 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:46 AM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:59 AM
I'll do my best to help you with an answer. First may I ask your rank, and experience so I know a little about your abilities. Not your CV just a little.
Do you know what uchimata is for example?
Speak again soon,
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:00 PM
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:25 PM
A large number of jûdô throws, though not all, are suited for throwing in such a position. However, this does not really answer your question although some might think it does. Why not ? Because the choice of throw really is only a minor aspect. There are other, far more important parts in the equation. However, at a certain point in his jûdô career, a jûdôka tends to think of jûdô throws as static actions. If you think of an opponent in a static position, and then consider entering a static jûdô throw, then obviously your options will be limited, especially for novices, but that really does not have much, or almost not anything to do with jûdô. After all, where is the 'jû' and where is the 'dô' in such action ?
It takes a long time to understand jû in a sense that one understand how it fits in jûdô and how it represents the essence of jûdô. If your opponet is in a 'hunched over' position, then there is a reason for it. No need to change it, let him do whatever he wants to do. Follow in the movement, in the actions, in the pulling, in the pushing, follow so much that you start 'sensing' your opponent rather than trying to overwhelm him with what it is you might have in mind. Instead, do not have anything in mind. As you allow your opponent to do whatever it is he wants to do simply follow with a larger or shorter step than what you might normally do, and see what happens. Following in the pattern even more than he might expect, is what produces unbalance in him. This is where the idea of jûdô comes in. The opponent who is unbalances will neither be hunched over nor be controlling you because at that point, he will need his or her attention to maintain or regain his balance. At this point opportunities for debana are created. Suddenly the idea for a throw is no longer a matter with how to overcome his strength or the fact that he is hunched over, but a simple matter of using this brief moment of unbalance before he regains it. Depending on the precise position of you two, differences in size, morphology, certain techniques might be more suitable. It will also depend on whether he leans forward of backward. At that moment of unbalance, you are the one who is in control, and you can extent that control now by provoking reactions through all kinds of actions you might induce. Each of these reactions of your opponent now provide new opportunity for debana.
Is it easier said than done ? Yes, obviously. The process to learn to recognize these situations takes time, just like it takes time to get rid of your acquired limitations such as to resist someone who pulls you.
Good luck !
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:05 PM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:26 AM
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:09 PM
The real spirit of Judo would be to point out their poor posture and get them to stand up (in practice at least). In competition that sort of posture will (should, under current rules/interpretation) draw a defensive posture warning and then penalty.
Really, the instructor should be correcting their posture during class.
Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:26 PM