Monthly Archives: June 2013

FOCUS AND DETERMINATION IN JUDO

The wisdom of Kyuzo Mifune, 10th Dan: “The mind, if slackened even a little, will cause defeat, the same as fearing the opponent will make you unable to use full strength.” There are two schools of thought when it comes … Continue reading

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JUDO HISTORY – 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

Many will recognize this iconic picture from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin when Jesse Owens (USA) won four gold medals in track & field, and in the process discredited Hitler’s master race theories. But standing right in front of … Continue reading

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SHIKAI IN JUDO

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JIKA NO KANSEI FOR JUDO

JIKA NO KANSEI  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  A modern approach to one of the three principles set down by Professor Jigoro Kano — Jika No Kansei (strive for perfection). We strive for excellence so that we may become … Continue reading

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SUCCESS AND SACRIFICE IN JUDO

Success & Sacrifice in Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  In sports, as with most things in life, there are no great successes without sacrifice. You can sit on the couch and watch a fight on TV, or you … Continue reading

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Rank and Humility in Judo

Rank & Humility in Judo  As we rises through the ranks in judo, or any martial art, we are expected to embrace the virtue of humility. It is not necessary to “beat your own drum.” In other words, let your … Continue reading

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JUDO AND CHARACTER

JUDO & CHARACTER: While Professor Kano promoted judo as an international Olympic sport, the primary purpose of judo was not to create gold medalists but to build better people. Jika no kansei (striving for perfection) should lead to Jita-kyoei (mutual … Continue reading

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