Cops Judo skills come in Handy

Sourced from: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9614743/Cops-judo-skills-come-in-handy A Hamilton police officer who was attacked outside a legal highs store is a judo black belt, among the most lethal in the world. Witnesses said members of an unruly mob taunted him, calling him Jackie Chan. They didn’t know who they were dealing with. Constable Sean Choi was on the beat outside…

Cutting weight by Martin Rooney

 By Martin Rooney MHS, CSCS, PC NASM Have any of you ever watched a weight class fight in which one fighter looks far bigger and heavier than the other even though they weighed exactly the same amount the day before? Have you ever wondered how an athlete can lose 10-15 pounds in one day for a…

IJF Coaching and Referee Seminar

The International Judo Federation hosted its first Coaching and Refereeing seminar of 2014 on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 January in Malaga, Spain. IJF Hall of Famer Neil Adams as well as a few other big names got together and went through the new IJF Refereeing rules (in effect from on 1 January 2014) with…

Technical statistics from the World tour

Technical statistics from the World Judo Tour 2013   The International Judo Federation has released technical statistics from the World Judo Tour 2013 and the results were interetsing to say the least. The statistics from 37 international events were compiled by the IJF Refereeing Commission during the year and by the look of the first…

NEW Judo Rules for 2014

The IJF have once again re-evaluated the sport of Judo and have added and taken away some new rules for Judo competition. To see the new rules click here:   There are also new Judo suit regulations as of Jan 1st 2014. Here are the new Judogi regulations. DOWNLOAD the full Guidance for IJF approved judogi.

$10,000 for all World # 1’s

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has rewarded the number one judoka in all 14 categories of the World Ranking List for starting the year at the summit of the sport by awarding $10,000 to each judoka. The World Judo Tour 2013 saw over $2,000,000 awarded in prize money with the World Championships and invite-only World…

3 effective Lockdown passes

The Lockdown (or lockdown) is one of the most annoying positions in newaza. When you are attacking on top in half guard and your opponent lockdowns your leg it can be very annoying and hard to pass within the competition time limit. Here are 3 great ways to pass the lockdown, one is a short…

Shoulder strengthening exercises

From Physioadvisor.com The following shoulder strengthening exercises are designed to improve the strength of the muscles of the shoulder. You should discuss the suitability of these exercises with your physiotherapist prior to beginning them. Generally, they should only be performed provided they do not cause or increase pain. Begin with the basic shoulder strengthening exercises.…

7 Competition Turnovers

Newaza turnovers are becoming more and more popular in competition Judo. Over the last few years we have seen more and more people perform the Kashiwazaki style turnover using both butterfly hooks. Matt from Beyond Grappling put together 7 really nice competitions turnovers into a compilation video:

60 seconds with Jacques van Zyl

Hi Jacques, where and when did you start Judo? I started at age 9. With Danie Bruwer at my Primary school. At what point did you decide you wanted to be in the Olympics? I want to become an olympian after watching Tadahiro Nomura at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was just such an…

Ronda Rousey Armbar Defence Video

Love her or hate her, Ronda Rousey is an armbar machine.  At UFC 168 she defeated Meisha Tate with her eighth armbar in eight MMA fights.  This armbar streak is an amazing achievement, and a lot of people (including a lot of people who don’t actually train) have been asking  how to counter this attack.…