Monthly Archives: August 2013

JUDO ETIQUETTE and REISHIKI

JUDO ETIQUETTE & REISHIKI Good Manners Never Go Out of Fashion By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Last year I had two scruffy looking individuals walk into my dojo while I was teaching, 20 minutes after the start of class, … Continue reading

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MASTERS and VETERANS TRAINING (Part 2)

MASTERS & VETERANS JUDO Training Smart (Part 2) By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The previous article was intended as an introduction to Masters and Veterans competition, aimed particularly at the individuals who may have been out of judo for several … Continue reading

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MASTERS and VETERANS JUDO (Part 1)

MASTERS JUDO – USE IT OR LOSE IT  Expectations & Limitations  (Part 1 of 2) By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development      Senior judoka in their forties, fifties, sixties, and even seventies are an important and respected part of the … Continue reading

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SETTING TRAINING GOALS FOR JUDO

SETTING TRAINING GOALS FOR JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Goal setting is a critical component of most endeavors in life, including athletic development. Goals are essential to the athlete in that they drive the training necessary to get … Continue reading

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WHAT IS JUDO COACHING?

WHAT IS JUDO COACHING? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Let’s begin with a discussion on what coaching is not. Even the best coaching is not a substitute for dedication, fitness, technical proficiency, hard training, and competition experience. As with … Continue reading

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PROMOTING JUDO TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Even with 600,000+ registered judoka, France is still pro-active when it comes to promoting judo and expanding their membership. The summer Littoral Tour is a good example of this.  Load up a truck with tatami, promotional materials, and the tubes … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL JUDO KATA CAMP

Each summer the Kodokan hosts a 7-day international kata camp where all seven Kodokan kata are studied and practiced under the watchful eyes of the Kodokan’s highest ranking instructors. The seven kata include nage-no-kata, katame-no-kata, kime-no-kata, ju-no-kata, Kodokan goshin-jutsu, koshiki-no-kata, … Continue reading

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TRAINING WITH JUDO LEGENDS

If you want to train under Kodokan 8th, 9th and 10th dan instructors then you need to make the pilgrimage to the Kodokan. For the 7-day Kata Camp, the Kodokan rolled out their heavy hitters to include, Toshiro Daigo, 10th … Continue reading

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JUDO COACHING and THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD

JUDO COACHING & THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD   By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  No, the Female Triad is not some secret Tong society dedicated to the athletic domination of their inferior male counterparts. But if you are a sports coach, … Continue reading

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TRAINING AT THE KODOKAN – 2013

PRELIMINARY NOTES on TRAINING at THE KODOKAN INTERNATIONAL JUDO INSTITUTE By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Every serious judoka and sensei has either trained at the Kodokan or dreams of training at the Kodokan. Most realize that by going back … Continue reading

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