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Jita Kyoei

Intro When Judo was first found it was based on two main principles Seiryoku Zenyo and Jita Kyoei (with this post focusing on the latter). Jita Kyoei is the counterpart to Seiryoku Zenyo. Efficient use of energy is only half the story. What’s also important is what it is used […]

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Seiryoku Zenyo 1

Intro When Judo was first found it was based on two main principles Seiryoku Zenyo and Jita Kyoei (with this post focusing on the former).  Jigoro Kano (the founder of Judo) was a Ju-Jitsu student. He realised that Seiryoku Zenyo (often translated as “Maximum efficiency, minimum effort”) was a crucial […]


Remembering the names of judo techniques

Intro During gradings you’ll be expected to perform various judo techniques. But what happens if you know the throws but can’t remember the names? This post will go though some of the ways that I go about remembering the names of judo techniques.

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