I come to you with a heavy heart. I run Judo Highlights on YouTube and I have come to tell you that the journey is probably over. In the last hour, I have received around 20 copyright strikes.
I’m not alone, Judo Art, and most likely Grappler Kingdom, have also been affected. We are the big three. I can’t imagine that any of us will continue to make judo videos on YouTube without any revenue coming in, but at the same time I understand the IJFs position.
I will say though... I’ve had many famous judoka ask me to make videos about them. One being an Olympic gold medalist, Mashu Baker, others include Beka Givinshvili, and many more like and share my content. I believe my channel is a good thing in the judo community, spreading its popularity.
Thanks for all the fun times, and hopefully I can return!
As recommended by some people, I'm sharing the Patreon page where you can help me keep my channel alive on YouTube. https://www.patreon.com/ju... keep reading on reddit ➡
Have any of you guys ever rolled with a purely judo guy? If so what was your experience like?
When judo is mentioned, there's usually a bunch of complaints that it's been nerfed or watered down over the decades. What's the story there?
What are the best YouTube channels that provide detailed instruction on Judo techniques and strategies? It seems like Efficient Judo and Beyond Grappling both have some good videos. Any other channels you would highly recommend?
I'm studying Asian-Americans in sports/martial arts and I don't know much about Judo. What Asian-Americans should I be aware of? I'm looking for pioneers of the sport, champions and highest level (Olympic level or similar). Men and women would be great!
I want to learn the throws from Judo to help with my Greco Roman wrestling and pretty much wrestling in general. Is this a good idea?
Came across these the other day and wanted to share them. They're good.
My usual method to counter / bait the back take is to go for the otter flip and take opposite side control, then hit a kimura or reverse cutting armbar. I also sometimes just hit the bolt lock (or whatever the hell that is called) if they're lazy on the under side arm.
If all that fails, I can also just bait them into Panda/sitting turtle and play from there (make sure you get wrist control and block the seat belt).
In any case, based on playing with them tonight, I'm giving these a thumbs up. They're worth adding to the arsenal IMESHO.
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More than a decade ago, I would enjoy the Judo subforum of the Underground Forum (also known as MMA.tv) and read stories of Newaza specialists who were great as if not greater than the BJJ and Sambo (and Catch Wrestling) masters of renown. So here I am now wondering once again since it's no longer 2009, if this is a good list of the best Newaza specialists in Judo history (in no specific order)?
- Masahiko Kimura
- Tsunetane Oda
- Kanae Hirata
- Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki
- Koji Komuro
I go to two clubs, one at my university and one at my home town. In my hometown everyone is older than me but I get treated really nicely, and a lot of older dudes do really want to help me out - despite slamming me all the time lmao. I get along with the coach too. The new club at my uni is full of white belts like me, it feels less like everyone is helping and more like everyone is competing. Like once we had a green belt come, and I was told to practice o-goshi, but I was unable to because she literally kept countering and moving away and whatnot - yeah I understand I am bad but like you get the point. Another issue is, I am small. Standing at 5'5 and 123lbs, the 6ft giants at my uni tower above me. I did have a training partner who was 5'7 and similar weight but he is now gone :(
What should I do? I don't want to quit a great sport because I feel uncomfortable - in reality I am probably just super awkward and quiet around my partners hence they may not be as drawn.
In Judo for example International Budo University in Japan or Yong In University in Korea. There is Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism but I don't understand their website
Is it safe yet?
I haven't done judo since February, and I am getting antsy. Many people in my gym have gone back though. Am I being overly cautious or is it really okay to go back now?
How common and emphasis is it to for instructors to implement ukemi espeically for real life scenarios where you slip on concrete? I was saving up money to take bjj in a year or so but earlier I asked on r/bjj on how much they learn break falling. I got a lot of posts saying its not emphasized a lot or that learning to break fall is useless. So now I decided to save up for judo in the future.
The problem is, I've read reviews that there aren't a lot of judo classes near my area or at least any good ones that teach you how to "ukemi"/break fall from the reviews I've seen. (In the so-cal area, 1 hour east from downtown LA near Whitier.
One of the big reasons why I want to learn how to break fall is because, I tried getting into the habit of longboarding or riding cruisers, but hearing horror stories of how people would break their long bones if not their small joints first from falls or eating it after crashing their board into something while moving slow (or really fast).
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I am 32 and imagining my Judo training as I get older. Guys in their 40s and 50s here, do you train differently than when you were younger? I just can’t imagine being 55 and getting thrown everyday
I’ve been thinking for awhile about joining wrestling in grade 8 next year and I wanna know if wrestling with help me with judo. And ik they might not have wrestling next year cuz of covid.
I'm a wrestler in America that got me in love with combat sports and martial arts I'm a freshman and my school doesn't have judo
Edit: thank you all I searched for judo near me and found a place which coincidencialy was where I trained for wrestling off season
I personally don't know much about judo or other grappling such as wrestling (I learned mostly striking base). One thing I heard is that knee injuries occur often in Judo and Ronda Rousey apparently said that she can't learn wrestling based moves due to her bad knees caused by her long years of Judo practices.
Why is knee injury problematic in Judo? Is it the range of motions in certain techniques? Is wearing knee pads enough to prevent that kind of injury to a degree?
Can anyone recommend a Judo gym in Austin?
I have seen people recommend Kokoro Judo in previous posts. I also found a gym owned by Zdenek Matl who is apparently a 9th dan black belt. I have read previously that anyone who is over 6th dan should be easily google-able but I am having a difficult time verifying his credentials.
Edit 1: Here is what I found on his gym's website
Fugakukai International Association: Kudan (9th Dan) in Kodokan Judo
US Judo Association: Hachidan (8th Dan) Judo
US Judo, Inc.: Shichidan (7th Dan) Judo
US Martial Arts Association: Kudan (9th Dan) Judo & Jiu-Jitsu
Judo Counsel of Professional Combined Martial Arts
Judo Counsel and Co-Founder of South Texas MMA
Adviser (Hanshi) to United States Martial Arts Association
Adviser to Czech jiu jitsu Federation
Seen so many posts about it recently and i dont get the hype. Is it very different from regular judo? Also, mods can delete if im stepping too far off of grappling territory.
Took a couple of judo classes but I am thinking what competitions I can participate in since I am 25 right now.
Most people in class were teenagers and hence I have a fear that I may be too old for competitions.
As of recently, I've thought of returning back to Judo after a few years of hiatus. It was 4 or so years, but as a kid so not worth that much. In the space between now and then, I've been doing a lot of contact (rugby) or combat sports, like muay thai. In both of these, I really enjoyed the fact that I could practice in group at 5 or more hours per week, which makes for 240 or so hours of practice per year. This means that I could actually get good at a reasonable speed, and I generally enjoyed both rugby and muay thai, but circumstance had the rugby club be dissolved and now that it's back, I'm too old to actually play in any 'real' capacity.
Muay thai is still fun, and I enjoy the striking elements a lot (turns out having a really fucked up, disproportionate body can be good for things other than deadlifts!), but whenever I think back on Judo, I just remember how fun it was, and the satisfaction that comes from a proper throw, executed perfectly.
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How fit should I be for these martial arts?
Forgetting the pandemic and its restrictions for a second... supposing you were a 40-year-old slightly out of shape white belt.
You could go anywhere in the world and train judo full time for 3 months. To which dojo(s) would you go and why?
I did judo for a couple of years and left as a green belt. That was 8 years ago and haven’t done it since. When I start up again should I show up as a green belt? Or should I start from scratch? I still remember most of the throws and some terminology, but I’ve lost a lot of what I was once fluent and stuff that was second nature. Thoughts?
[CANADA] I have a quick question, I did Judo when I was younger (8 yo to 10 or 11 yo) and was pretty good at it. I stopped at that age for a dumb reason, but now I want to get back into it. I would go to the same club I went to when I was younger (23 yo now). I was a yellow & orange belt at the time. My question is : According to you, will I start back to white belt or will I continue from where I was ? I can't find my old belt back to prove I really was a yellow & orange belt tho. Also, I think I've become a lot more educated on grappling watching a lot of mma, grappling competition and some judo competition. So yeah, how would they determine which belt I'll restart at ?
As you can imagine, this is relevant to the current state of the world today and many places being shut down; and many others who are choosing not to train out of safety.
I'm just wondering if there's much written about Judo at the time, especially considering Kano was still alive to spread Judo and promote Japan to the Olympic Committee. Anything about Kano, Maeda and so on during a pandemic of their own time? I'm really down in the dumps from lack of training and ambiguity as to when itll even be safe to do so/what the future of training will look like again
in this video he does it at around the 2:25 mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kNqc5Hrh0M
he is so light that he can walk on fresh snow without sinking in, so he shouldn't be able to throw an orc off a bridge with a judo throw. the same annoyance is felt when elvish swords are used to block strikes, as opposed to deflect them, or bash in shields when they are supposed to be extremely light.
I was trying to find an explanation behind the red and white paneled belt in the Judo belt system, but I couldn't find one. Does anyone know the origins behind it? Thanks in advance!
So Ive recently gained a heavy interest in Mixed Martial Arts and I attend Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at a Ralph Gracie school near my house.
There is another Jiu Jitsu gym that has Judo seminars that I would like to attend but we go against their school in (NAGA)
Would I be considered a creotne for training at both of them? If so, I'll just stick to the Ralph Gracie school since I've attended them first.
I'd do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Ralph Gracies and ONLY Judo at the other school by the way.
I'd like to hear everyone's opinion, thank you! :)
I think Arashiyama Jurota (嵐山 十郎太 ) is based off of Shiro Saigo (西鄉 四郎), the first student of the founder of Judo - Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎). Shiro is one of the four guardian of the Kodokan Judo.
Shiro most famous technique is the Yama Arashi ( 山嵐, mountain storm), it is a very powerful move and he went undefeated using this technique, and there was a saying that the real Yama Arashi is lost once Shiro passed away. So maybe Jurota's epithet would be the Mountain Storm (山嵐)?
Hi folks. I haven't done Judo for years. This is due to a Brain Injury. Being slammed into the mat is so painful for my head. Even when I was breakfalling.
During lockdown I watched people on some videos holding a Judo jacket in front of them. Arm and back of neck grip. And.practicing various throws. This has reinstated my love for Judo even more. I am practicing my passion daily. Ok I am nowhere as near as fast as what you young Judokas and the more experienced elder Judokas are reading this. But I am happy!
I was watching on youtube people using Judo resistance bands. Grabbing, sharp pulling as in initiating a throw. I'm quite interested.
Has anyone on this forum used these, or is using these in their daily practice?
If so, have you had any benefit from practicing with these..thank you!
EDIT: this post is now an old version. I reworked it according to everyones feedback. Link to the new post: Here
Way of the gentle way
Monks of the way of the gentle way use their martial arts to control their opponents. They grapple and throw their opponents and use their knowledge of ki to use their opponents movements against them. These monks are considered judoka or practitioners of judo.
Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level you can use your martial arts to master the movement of your and your opponents body. You learn to master the art of judo.
Your Martial Arts technique gets upgraded with Judo Technique.
· When you take the attack action on your turn you can spend 1 ki point to attempt to grapple or shove the enemy instead. You roll your martial arts die and add it to the attack roll (check the monk tabl
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Me personally, Small to minor injuries feel normal to me now e.g. finger joint pain or a minor puled back muscle. Mentally wise I feel much more calm around large groups of people at pubs or social events and don't feel as much fear if someone is trying to act tough in front of me.
For anyone who wrestled before going into Judo, what did you need to get used? Because when I started BJJ after wrestling there was quite a bit I had to get used to and I was wondering what's that like when doing Judo? Thank you for your time
Just out of curiosity... I train BJJ and we learn the basic self-defense program as a white belt, which includes defenses against bear hugs, punches, kicks, headlocks, guillotines, and all the basic stuff that an untrained person would try to do on you.
I will be traveling soon to a place where I've found a Judo club very close to the hotel I will be staying. Do they usually teach this stuff to beginners at Judo clubs? Or is it just sport Judo? How does that work in Judo? I've heard it's more organized than BJJ, so is it the same curriculum for all Judo clubs?
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A while back when I was about fifteen years old a respected judo sensei came to visit my dojo. Lets call him "Steve."
Sensei Steve had everyone go down on all fours and crawl across the mat with a partner standing on their back for some reason.
It was all fun and games until there was only one pair left trying to get across the mat. The guy doing the carrying was some middle schooler, let's call him "James."
While James was struggling his way across the judo mat Sensei Steve got out a big foam stick (think hard dense foam not pool noodle foam) and snuck up behind the kid to smack him on the ass really hard.
I was not impressed with this behavior. In fact I was kinda freaked out. I asked my usual judo coach about it during break and he just brushed it off which only made me more uncomfortable.
After class I went up to Sensei Steve feeling really nervous and said "I think you should not have hit James." Naturally that did not go over very well. Sensei Steve tried to convince me... keep reading on reddit ➡
I want to learn both Muay Thai and Judo in my lifetime, but I’m confused on where I should start. I haven’t begun either, as of yet, but I have idolized them for years and am now in a place in my life where I have enough time to train. That being said, I’m curious whether I should begin with one or the other.
In the city where I am moving, I know there are two well known Judo instructors who have a lot of experience and claims to fame (I think one of them was either on or taught the Olympic team at one point). On the other hand, I don’t know about many Muay Thai gyms in this city (not that there aren’t any, but I haven’t found any conclusive evidence to say whether the ones I have found are credible or not).
With this knowledge, should I go with learning Judo because it has reputable instructors (which would mean I would start learning grappling first) or should I continue looking for a reputable Muay Thai gym (to learn striking first?
I’ve decided that I want to know Judo. Knowing nothing about it, in your personal experience, do Judo clubs (dojo’s?) generally teach Judo techniques that aren’t in the sport? I’m thinking of things like leg locks and maybe certain neck locks or wrist locks. Basically I want to learn Judo as a martial art, not a mere sport. I know I’ll have plenty on my hands before I get to the more advanced stuff but I still want to know your thoughts and experiences. It’s definitely looks like a badass martial art. Edit: holy cow thank you all for the responses, I’m thrown (haha) by the amount of people that gave feedback. I really appreciate it!
In Judo for example International Budo University in Japan or Yong In University in Korea.This is similar question I made in r/sambo. My Google-fu is lacking.
So my gym also offers judo and wrestling and Im about 2 month into bjj (mostly No-Gi) and finally im not getting submitted immediately.
After class one of the coaches said I should cross train a stand-up grappling art since it would round out my grappling and im not sure if he's just trying to upsell me or if it would actually help my No-Gi?
Say i chose wrestling twice a week and continued on with my bjj 3 days what sort of improvements would i see? How long would it take to notice them and more importantly would it benefit me?
I’m very tall and skinny, actually below average weight for my height. It’s hard for me to throw correctly because everyone seems so heavy. Should I start hitting the gym?
I have a broken knuckle/bone in my ring finger on my right hand. The reason the diagnosis is so vague is because I broke it almost 2 years ago now in a drunken fight and was completely embarrassed by it so avoided the doctor. I went last year and got an xray and the doctor says it's too late/doesnt need surgery.
Basically my grip strength isint affected, if I shake my hand my finger can wobble around and if I make a fist my knuckle is completely gone pretty much. I've managed to continue to play rugby since with it and have no issues and same goes for lifting weights in the gym.
Does anyone think this will be a big issue when it comes to Judo? I really want to start when the whole COVID-19 situation is over. Thanks!
My favorite kinds of takedowns are the ones that take the least amount of energy... or the ones that look the coolest lol. I’ve been taking Judo and Wrestling lessons to really up my takedown game, and my fav takedowns have had to do with Judo, but the wrestlers always give me a hard time. I want to know what your guys’ fav takedown counters are for wrestling. This is assuming someone is trying to go for singles and double legs. Cheers. 🤙
We are all talking about powerbomb and dropkick but sometime just basic throw and hold can be rad.
I mention this because playing last of us 2 where the strugggle animation is Ellie trying to push a wailing infected too big for her away I kind of wished she could hip toss or sweep the leg.