New Judo topics of today is! *Drums rolling* How is a proper throw done?
I was reading in the online reading room on this forum and I noticed something that was very true. The osoto-gari, when in practice during randori, is quite different from when you first learn the move. Same goes with Tai-otoshi.
Tai-otoshi, however, has evolved during the last 30 years or so. I remember from reading somewhere that the earliest Tai-otoshi was called Hiki-otoshi or something like that and it was performed with the extended knee pointing down to the ground with a bend. This, however, was later dropped and the Tai-otoshi evolution began.
Many of the Judo throws has gone through the same evolution as the Tai-otoshi but now, are there still any move that hasn't been changed? I can only recall one that is rarely used, the Yama-arashi[Mountain storm] but that's a classic.
Have you ever been taught anything and then found out that in practice its different from what you were taught. I find that although the Ippon seoi-nage is effective when wearing the gi, it's becomes quite a hard technique to pull off when not wearing a gi, and the way you hold your opponent becomes different.
Any other people who wants to share their personal discoveries of judo? Any technique, newaza or nage-waza. The discovery doesn't need to big anything huge, just share what you have discovered. It's those small things that makes you stronger.