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Arguably the best post I have read on this Forum

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You know a lot of posters on this forum really seem to miss the fact that point of doing Judo is to "DO JUDO". It is not merely an exercise in who can deliver someone else to the mat and hold them down or make them submit. It is to use Judo technique, it is to learn and understand Judo principles. Sure, maybe other arts have great...
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Richard Riehle on Tai Otoshi

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Source: tai otoshi leg flick
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From: Florida Open Judo Championships

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Source: Florida Open Judo Championships

I am adding this as a blog entry for my benefit.
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What a yodan should be able to demonstrate.

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Source: At what level do the Yudanshakai expect...

This is my personal goal in Judo. I may never reach the rank of yodan but I would like to be able to accomplish this in the next 20 years.
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Tim Neal's advice for training stamina in Judo

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I came across a gem, the book by Alexander Polunin entitled “Vyacheslav Yevstratov’s School of Running. As it follow from the name, the book is the summary of training methods and philosophies of an outstanding Soviet athletics coach, Vyacheslav Yevstratov.

They mainly did interval training,running 200 meters to 400 meters multiple times,I...
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The integrity of Judo rank

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I have added this in case Cichorei Kano decides to remove the post again.
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Josh Resnick on uchikomi and teaching children vs. teens and adults.

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I find Josh's posts fascinating when it comes to the subject of teaching in Judo. This is not the first post of his where he has talked about this subject but it is his most recent.
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TNT Academy of Judo

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TNT Academy of Judo is going to be my new Judo home for the long term (unless the dues jump significantly higher than what they are). Ever since the demise of UJC I have been in limbo as to where to train. The other school I was going to from September to January was OK but didn't really fit my needs. For four months all they did was cardio...
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Losing weight

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Well, I have finally decided about two weeks ago to cut weight. Two weeks ago I was around 160lbs and at 22% body fat. I am 5' 6". I'm not fat by any means. There are a lot of people that would kill to have a physique like mine. I'm not one of those people. I want to cut weight. I want my body fat percentage to be around...
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Richard Riehle on why Judo is supposedly not as popular as other martial arts

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Judo is unpopular for the same reason more students major in English or Psychology instead of Mathematics and Engineering. That reason has to do with being unwilling to do the hard work required to be successful in those fields of study. Another reason is a function of character trait common to so many younger U.S. Americans: absence of patience....
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Recent thoughts on BJJ

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Considering the demise of my club I have been thinking about doing BJJ. Since I roll with people who are good on the ground I'm guessing that my ground skills are around an entry level blue belt. I know for sure I'm better than a lot of shodan out there. I have skills on the ground but in all honesty I don't like my ground game at...
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UJC is no more

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----------------Started on 9/19/2009----------------

I'm not sure why I am posting this. I feel like I have some things to vent about but I really don't want to do it in the forum. I have always enjoyed writing as in many instances throughout the years writing has been an effective way to get things off my chest without boring someone...
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Cichorei Kano on Developing Kuzushi

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The single most important thing to learn to develop kuzushi and timing is a good sensei. That is precisely the problem. You have to look hard to find people who properly master kuzushi. If they do, that still does not say anything about whether they can transfer that knowledge or not. You mention Parisi. But you do not know anything about...
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Hanon on why beginners should not enter shiai

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Mindset..........3 months judo. Twice per week with 90 minutes lessons, thats about 36 hours lessons In the dojo.

When we begin ANY activity from new the initial period of training will start to mould a mindset. Judo is first and foremost an education of the mind and body, healthy, fit, strong body AND mind. Now if we accept this then the idea of...
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Cichorei Kano on Judo Education

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One of the problems senior sensei have to bear in mind is that part of the ignorance we see among many youngsters is not just their own fault; there is part of their own responsibility in a sense that one decides about one's own commitment. The fact that I studied Japanese and Chinese and chose to move to Japan because from an early stage on I...
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Cichorei Kano on Grip Fighting

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In judo, most things are relative, meaning that the outcome will depend on how good or bad the opponent is.

You mention Yamashita. Yamashita is barely comparable to any judoka. While we all 'know' him from seeing him on TV or even real life, I think few realize what being Yamashita precisely meant in terms of strength, intimidation,...

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