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Judo

The Beginnings of Kodokan Judo, 1882-1938
By Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

While most people think of judo as a sport, it started with philosophical and ethical goals.

The Study of Kuzushi
By Neil Ohlenkamp

The concept of Kuzushi, or the breaking of an opponent's balance, is central to many martial arts including judo and jujitsu.

Overcoming The Fear Of Falling
By Neil Ohlenkamp

While everyone has an innate fear of falling, most martial artists should learn basic falling techniques not only to avoid injury but to better learn the transition from standing techniques to those on the ground.

The Beginnings of Kodokan Judo, 1882-1938
By Paul McMichael Nurse, Ph.D.

It is sad to think about but the first Asian fighting system to gain worldwide acceptance has been -- for the most part -- relegated by much of the public and many of its practitioners to the category of a mere sport, a form of jacketed wrestling of no real value as a combative art and little worth beyond that of a recreational activity.

The Judo Choke
By Neil Ohlenkamp

Although the Judo Choke is very effective it can also be dangerous, even fatal, the difference being good technique and execution.

The Judo Choke: Resuscitation Techniques (Kappo)
By Neil Ohlenkamp

Critical things you should know about resuscitation of someone who has lost consciousness through a judo choke.

The Judo Choke: Safety Rules
By Neil Ohlenkamp

Although the Judo Choke is very effective it can also be dangerous, even fatal, the difference being good technique and execution.

The Four Pillars Of Judo
By Victor Anderson, Sandan, Sacramento Judo Club

There are some who say Judo is a way of life, others talk about sport, and still others argue about martial arts.

Presidential Judo
By Tom Ross

He may head of one of the world's elite superpowers, but to his fellow judo club members Russian President Vladimir Putin is best known for his wicked sweeping leg throw (Haraigoshi).

The Physics Of Forces In Judo: Making The Weak Equal To The Strong
By Jearl Walker

Judo is a martial art that demands an intuitive understanding of the physics of forces, torques, stability and rotational motion.

The Classical O-Soto-Gari Judo Throw - Part 1: It Doesn't Work
By Ben Holmes

There are many methods of escaping from a same side wrist grab, but some are better than others.

The Classical O-Soto-Gari Judo Throw - Part 2: The Rebuttal
By Steve Cunningham

There are many methods of escaping from a same side wrist grab, but some are better than others.

The Most Powerful Armlock in Judo: Jujigatame - The Cross Armlock
By Neil Ohlenkamp

If you ever find yourself grappling on the ground with an attacker you should know the basics of this technique.

Jigoro Kano and Kodokan Judo
By Andy Adams

Indeed, he was many things to many people. Like Sir Thomas Moore, a man for all seasons. His many worlds encompassed much of value to Japan.

Relationship of Kuzushi and Tsukuri in a Judo Throw
By Elie Morrell, Hachidan

I find it disconcerting that to date all the individuals involved in judo that I have met still maintain the prevailing belief that tsukuri means to fit in during the execution of a judo throw.

Common Causes of Judo Student Attrition
By Elie Morrell

There is a relationship between attrition by Judo students and the attributes possessed by the coach, his coaching style as well as the use of poor training equipment.

The Significance of Movement in Judo
By Elie Morrell

One of the most satisfying feelings in judo is the experience of performing a throwing technique with a minimum of effort and flawless execution. But why do most judo players rarely experience this feeling?

The Value of Uchikomi in the Development of Judo Skills
By Elie Morrell

In Judo just practicing the skill(s) of throwing in part does not improve the skill. Sports psychologists now point out to improve throwing skills they should be completed in an environment closer to competition.

Characteristic Traits of a Good Judo Coach
By Elie Morrell

The judo coach's basic job is to pass on his knowledge to others in a clear and understandable way. If he can't properly communicate, this will have long range adverse effects on the students' progress in judo.

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