Monthly Archives: October 2013

COMPETITION CAN IMPEDE ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

WHY COMPETITION CAN IMPEDE NOVICE ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT & Learning From Other Sports By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Let me preface this article by saying that I love competition as much as the next man or woman and also believe … Continue reading

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ANALOGIES IN JUDO COACHING

ANALOGIES IN JUDO COACHING By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Many coaches will share personal stories and experiences with their athletes to illustrate a point, and as long as these do not devolve into longwinded war stories they can be … Continue reading

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NATIONAL COACHING & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT Why They Should Run in Tandem By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In most sports, national level athlete and coaching development programs evolve over a number of decades with each Head Coach bringing new perspective … Continue reading

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BASIC BIOMECHANICS FOR JUDO – SIMPLIFIED

BIOMECHANICS IN JUDO, SIMPLIFIED By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The traditional terms of kuzushi (balance breaking), tsukuri (fitting) and kake (execution) provide the judoka with some guidance as to the steps of a technique but they fall short of … Continue reading

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SELF EXAMINATION IN MARITAL ARTS

Even one minute of “Mokuso” at the end of training gives judoka the opportunity to examine how we trained that evening, what we could have done better, and what we intend to do better next time. But on a broader … Continue reading

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERS & RANDORI IN JUDO

One responsibility of the Sensei is to ensure that judo students understand that Randori is not Shiai or competition. There is no winning or losing in Randori. Randori is the opportunity to work with a partner to hone and perfect … Continue reading

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SPORTS CONCUSSION IN JUDO

 SPORTS CONCUSSION What Every Judo Coach Should Know By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development   Note: The following article is for information only and should not be construed as medical advice. Gone are the days when an athlete took a hard hit … Continue reading

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