Growing into your belt

Intro It can be quite common after receiving a belt promotion to feel that you don’t deserve your current belt. Perhaps there are some techniques you can’t do or are bad at or perhaps there are lower belts in your club Belts are analog not binary Sometimes this feeling can […]

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Teach judo

If you think you understand something, try to explain it. Intro Teaching judo is an excellent way to learn judo. This may sound backwards but often attempting to articulate particular techniques will provide you with a deeper understanding of the technique. In the worst case you’ll come across holes in […]

Overcoming the fear of being thrown

Intro One of the problems that novice judoka can face is a fear of being thrown. However becoming comfortable with being thrown is one of the major ways that beginner judoka can quickly improve. The issue Throwing (and therefore being thrown) is, obviously, a core part of judo. If you […]

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What are the rules of judo

Intro Judo is an combat sport categorised by throws, takedowns, pins, armlocks and chokes but what are the rules of judo? Judoka attempt to win a match by either making a winning score or by having the most points when time runs out. Scoring in judo is point based with […]