t-minus 9 hours and counting till we kick off our Judo seminar in Starkville. Here is a brief overview of the material we'll be working on.
Tonight we'll make a whirlwind tour of the tachiwaza through about nikyu or ikkyu. This time we won't be beating details of any single throw to death, but I'll be trying to emphasize two ideas:
- Since judo is supposed to be a soft art, maybe we can actually practice it softly! Judo nagekomi does not necessarily have to be practiced by trading spine-breaking ippons one after another. Sometimes this idea can be a stretch for the minds of poor judo animals - especially at a college club populated by young adult males.
- The teaching syllabus is not an un-ordered collection of 40 or 60 random throws. It is a set of systematic variations on a few themes organized into an orderly system.
- deashi, kosoto, hiza, osoto, ukigoshi
- kouchi, ouchi, ogoshi, seoinage, koshiguruma
- sasae, sodeTKgoshi, okuriashi
- haraiTKashi, haraigoshi, taiotoshi
- ashiguruma, oguruma, hanegoshi, sumiotoshi
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