judo for self protection

Judo for Self Protection

I believe one of the primary lessons in life is that of protection. It is important to know how to protect and defend yourself. This starts with forming a strong focus of self worth. When you acknowledge your self worth, you believe you are worth protecting and have the confidence, and even the arrogance to...
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First Quarter Competition Results 2020

Judo Matsu has had a great start to the year in the competitive landscape. The Club was involved in three major competitions, including the Annual Kosen Judo Tournament, the ACT International Open; and last weekend’s, NSW International Open. The Kosen Judo Tournament – a team-based competition without weight classes and time limit on the ground....
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The benefits of Judo and Play Fighting

We have an odd relationship with fighting and physical contact. We remove ourselves from it, leaving it to the men and women in the UFC. What we need to understand is that there is such a thing as playful conflict or ‘Roughhousing’. Many of us have forgotten how to play fight or wrestle, grapple or...
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Judo and the ego

The egoic mind or ego is a protection mechanism that works based on experiences or situations that have occurred in the past, and also the concern of things happening in the future. Understanding this our ego is not focused on the present or the now. Therefore we are unaware and uninvolved in the experience at...
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Why judo is better for kids than other martial arts

How Judo started Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo as a kid excelled in school but had a complex about his small physique. Due to this he became a student and then apprentice to a traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu teacher. At just 21 years old, Kano had become a master in Jiu-Jitsu and was able to...
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Judo for BJJ

Learning the fundamentals of Judo is one of the best things you can do to build an effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) game (remember BJJ originally comes from Judo). Because Judo is also a sport as well as a martial art, Judo can sometimes come across as having a limited ground game. This is not...
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Teaching judo properly

I think my judo suffered in early years because certain people would tell me I had been doing a particular technique the wrong way. Today I constantly hear people criticise techniques, Uchi Mata for example.. Uchi Mata is a technique that translates to ‘inner thigh throw’ and it is named in this way because it’s...
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Why Judo is different from other sports

Why judo is so different to other sports is because it allows for different personalities, different backgrounds and different cultures to influence one’s style and/or approach within the game. I recently watched a Bruce Lee documentary on the plane coming back from a judo competition. I was quite taken by it and related strongly to...
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Uchi Mata

My Favourite Technique Uchi Mata Unlike the other throws in Judo, Uchi Mata can be done from all angles. Uchi Mata can work in combination with most, if not all of the other throws in Judo. Uchi Mata in its nature is a throw which requires 100% commitment to pull it off. To make clear...
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