Monthly Archives: September 2013

KANO ON INSTRUCTORS & TEACHING

KANO ON INSTRUCTORS & TEACHING  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  In current times, all too often people see a judo instructor as just a man or woman who teaches judo techniques and supervises a judo club, but a judo … Continue reading

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KANO ON COMPETITION & RANDORI IN JUDO

JIGORO KANO ON COMPETITION & RANDORI By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Contrary to popular belief, Kodokan Judo was not introduced as a sport in 1882 at Eishoji temple. Eishoji was in fact the first of several sites of the … Continue reading

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STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS IN JUDO

STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS IN JUDO Why Are They Important? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development All organizations, including sporting bodies, are defined by their standards, but more importantly, by their willingness to adhere to high standards. It is not sufficient … Continue reading

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NATIONAL TEAM BUILDING FOR JUDO

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM BUILDING IN JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  How do you take individual competitors from a dozen geographically diverse clubs, who may have only seen each other at a national championship, and turn them into … Continue reading

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JUDO IS A FOUR LETTER WORD

JUDO is a Four Letter Word – Random Thoughts of a Judo Shugyo-sha  For a small word, JUDO embodies both simplicity and complexity. Take another four letter word for example – Love. Poets and writers have penned volumes and filled libraries … Continue reading

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JUDO & DEVELOPING TALENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE

DEVELOPING TALENT IN YOUNG PEOPLE REVISITED By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Many sports benefit from modern developments in sports science, but judo is one sport that benefits more from hard work and well structured training than from science or … Continue reading

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IJF RULE CHANGES FOR VETERANS

THE VETERAN & IJF RULE CHANGES (Part 5) NO EXCUSE FOR NOT KNOWING THE RULES By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development As the judge will tell you in a court of law, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” The … Continue reading

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NEWAZA FOR VETERANS

GROUND GAME FOR VETERAN JUDOKA (Part 4)  Newaza and Kosen Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The cavernous main dojo at the Kodokan is humming with activity as the assembled competitors sized each other up from a distance. Most … Continue reading

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