Monthly Archives: March 2013

What the Hell is a Black Belt?

Sage words from one who has gone before….       WHAT THE HELL IS A BLACK BELT RANK?                                           By Hayward Nishioka             I once asked a high ranking friend of mine, “What is a Shodan?” How does one know if one … Continue reading

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JOC Cuts Funds to All Japan Judo Federation

Japanese Olympic Committee cuts funding of All Japan Judo Federation over violent coaching AP Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2:13 PM TOKYO — The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it has cut funding for the All Japan Judo Federation and ordered it … Continue reading

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POLITICAL AFFILIATION IN U.S. JUDO

POLITICAL AFFILIATION in U.S. JUDO Never let your political affiliation in US judo be an obstacle to your growth and development as an instructor, coach, athlete or recreational judoka. While having three separate organizations is widely viewed as a weakness … Continue reading

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JUDO TRAINING IN FRANCE

JUDO TRAINING IN FRANCE – Then & Now By Mark Lonsdale When other judoka were heading to Japan and the Kodokan to train in the 1970s, I was afforded the opportunity to train in Europe. Interestingly, a number of envious … Continue reading

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JUDO DOJO RULES

DOJO RULES FOR WARRIOR JUDO SAFETY FIRST! Be respectful of the Dojo (training hall) & mat area. Keep it clean No activity on the mats without an instructor present No horseplay or unsafe games Exercise and warm-up before judo to … Continue reading

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