Monthly Archives: December 2013

Columbus & Judo

The first rule to progress in judo, or any worthwhile endeavor, is you have to keep turning up for training… Advertisements

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STRENGTH & MUSCLES FOR JUDO

STRENGTH & MUSCLES FOR JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development As we discussed in the previous article on fighting fitness, there is fit and there is fighting fit. So this begs the question, which muscles do we need for … Continue reading

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ATTACK & DEFENSE IN JUDO

If you have never read Kazuzo Kudo’s two books, JUDO IN ACTION, you should. His concept behind attack and defense is that defense should not be defensive in nature, but shaping the action for a counter-attack. In other words, your … Continue reading

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STRENGTH OF SPIRIT IN JUDO

STRENGTH OF SPIRIT “Losing is merely a stepping stone on the path to success” By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development While some will call it strength of spirit, others may call it dogged determination, but either way, developing this inner … Continue reading

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FIGHTING FITNESS FOR JUDO

FIGHTING FITNESS: Adapting to the Demands of Championship Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development There is fit and there is “fighting fit. In other words, there are individuals who are fit for their chosen sport or activity and then there … Continue reading

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THE JUDO COACH

One of the many joys of Judo is seeing how it changes the personalities, attitudes, and lives of our students. The shy student that develops confidence. The timid student that finds courage. The brash student that learns respect. The lonely … Continue reading

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PROFESSOR 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 to the world as a sport in 1882 at Eishoji temple. Eishoji was in fact the first of several … Continue reading

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