New Schedule and Location for 2016

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Union U. Fall seminar topics

One of the topics that the Union Judo guys were saying that they wanted me to cover in our Fall seminar in a week or so is more advanced tachiwaza - like for Brown belts. Gotta keep feeding those budding club leaders and instructors.
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Well, here is what I consider to be the core issues in tachiwaza in our syllabus...

White-to-Green
  • 9 fundamentals (deashi, kosoto, hiza, osoto, ukigoshi, ouchi, kouchi, ogoshi, seoi)
Brown-to-Shodan
  • 3 ashiwaza (okuri, haraiTKashi, ashiguruma)
  • 3 koshiwaza(TKgoshi, haraigoshi, hanegoshi)
  • 3 tewaza(ukiotoshi, taiotoshi, sumiotoshi)
  • 3 pick-ups(morotegari, sukuinage, teguruma) - these have been historically de-emphasized and are again out of fashion, but I think it's important to keep them in the game.  But with that said, I don't plan to cover these much at all at our Fall seminar.
Nidan
  • 3 back sacrifices(tomoe, sumigaeshi, urranage)
Sandan
  • 3 side sacrifices (yokootoshi, yokoguruma, yokowakare)

Sure, someone's first comment is bound to be, "You didn't list the most important throw (my favorite throw)" - like sasae TK ashi or uchimata or oguruma.  I don't consider those to be central throws but rather minor variants of other throws.  In any case, I plan to work primarily with the brown belts on the ashiwaza, tewaza, and koshiwaza listed above.
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We will also be having some awesomeness for the lower ranks, some discussion with the brown belts about how to put combos together, and some choking/self-defense awesomeness for everyone.


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Patrick Parker
www.mokurendojo.com