Monthly Archives: November 2013

RANK & POKING THE SLEEPING DRAGON

RANK & POKING THE SLEEPING DRAGON By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Over the years, I have had the good fortune to make some great friends in the judo world. One of these, a highly respected sensei and venerable sage, … Continue reading

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TERMINAL RANK IN THE JUDO PROMOTION PROCESS

TERMINAL RANK & PROMOTION By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development One thing that seems to have been lost over time is the concept of “terminal rank.” While I have read about it in articles going back to 1970, I have … Continue reading

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OVER-INFLATED PROMOTIONS IN US JUDO

How do we reverse the trend of over-inflated run-away promotions? How is it that we have hundreds of Kodansha (high-grades) in the US with little to no technical ability, no prior national-level competition credentials, and never trained at the Kodokan … Continue reading

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HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE DUE FOR PROMOTION

HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE DUE FOR PROMOTION? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The question on many minds: How do you know when you are due for promotion? Or more importantly, how do you know when you are deserving … Continue reading

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APPLYING JUDO PRINCIPLES TO LIFE

This is one of Professor Kano’s quotes that requires more than just a passing glance. If you think about it, and if you truly understand the principles of Kodokan Judo, you will find solutions to many of life’s challenges. The … Continue reading

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THE SPIRIT OF JUDO LIVES ON

“Train with discipline, treat your opponents with respect, win with humility, lose with grace; but if you do lose, get back to the dojo and train even harder and smarter. You don’t have to like losing, but you have to … Continue reading

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IJF RULE CHANGES FOR JUDO COMPETITION

IJF JUDO RULE CHANGESĀ  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development As a judo instructor, coach and competitor I make every effort to stay abreast of the current IJF competition rules, in addition to the reasoning behind the changes, but this … Continue reading

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