Four Judo Throws to Master on the Mats

Learning to become a master at Judo involves focus, determination and dedication; and, as with any other sport, you need an understanding of the basics in order to perfect your craft. To help you become a better Judoka, we’re taking a look at how you can enhance your throwing technique in preparation for your next…

3 Beginner Judo tips by US Judoka Nick Kossor

Taking on any new project can be overwhelming at times. Stress associated with painting a home, starting a new job, starting a new semester at school is inevitable. The same applies to an individual who is beginning his or her judo education. All the techniques, competition rules, kata, and the overall physical strain of doing…

Developing a winning attitude

By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Ever wonder how judo champions can run a ten-man slaughter line using only a limited number of techniques, winning six out of ten fights with their signature uchi-mata or tokui-waza? Even though everyone in the lineup already knows that these techniques will be used against them. I wondered the same…

Why we should all support the IJF

By Pete Ross The IJF has been on the nose for many over the last few years. Seemingly constant rule changes in competition, followed by constant new regulations regarding uniforms. If you’re a serious competition player, it’s enough to make you pull your hair out. The traditionalist guys seem to get even more upset, because…

7 Great Tips to Improve Your Judo Game

Judo is a tough sport/art and we sometimes get stuck in the habit of training with the same old people, in the same place doing the same thing. In order to continue to develop and improve your skills it is crucial to constantly reflect on your own training, the good points and the bad points.…

Why Judo Is so Underrated in MMA Today?

Mixed Martial Arts is exactly what the name implies. Competitors combine the knowledge and techniques of many different Martial Arts into one fluid style that works for them. There are many styles of martial arts used by fighters. Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Karate, Kickboxing, Sambo and many more. But…