Friday, October 10, 2008

What should yellow belts at Mokuren Dojo know?

By the time you (adult judo students) get your yellow belt (first rank beyond white) at Mokuren Dojo, you should know the following…
  • deashibarai, kosotogari, osotogari, hizaguruma, and ukigoshi
  • basic ground mobility (shrimp, bridge, forward and backward roll, positional transitions) and groundwork strategy (2 hands on a point, shrimp-bridge, elbows&knees in, etc…)
  • throwing into ukigatame and moving from ukigatame into kesa or mune
  • kesagatame and 4 escapes: leg entanglement, sit-up, uphill, and bridge&roll.
  • munegatame and 2 escapes: bridge&roll and shrimp-to-guard
  • how to practice tachi and newaza randori safely
When I say you should “know” this material, I don’t mean that you have to be the ultimate master at all of it, but you should be able to at least mimic the motions of about 80% of it (4/5 techniques) with coaching. Most students take about 30 practice hours to get to a sufficient level of proficiency at this material so that they are able to play with it without feeling embarrassed about their performance, but remember, a few extra hours practice is not something to be ashamed of and a few less hours of practice is not something to be proud of.

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