Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

Dedicated shooter, seeker, traveler, teacher, trainer, educator

Learning Judo and Student Responsibility

By Mark V. Lonsdale One of the fundamental principles of learning is that the teacher or instructor provides 10% of the process while the student must shoulder 90% of the workload. A teacher instructs, guides, and mentors, while the student … Continue reading

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Judo is a Worldwide Community

Kodokan, Tokyo

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR STUDENTS

By Mark V. Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In past articles we have discussed the importance of age appropriateness in training, and in understanding the expectations of your students. Just as training children differs from training teens or young adults, each … Continue reading

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GOOD JUDO MAKES GOOD JUDOKA

By Mark V. Lonsdale Training for Competition and Beyond The first question – what is Good Judo? Good Judo is Ippon Judo where throws are big, clean, and nicely executed. To be scored an Ippon in randori or shiai, a … Continue reading

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Weight Loss for Veterans

6 Surprising Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight What’s interfering with your diet — from medications to muscle mass — and how to unstick the scale by Ginny Graves, AARP, December 18, 2020 You’ve been cutting calories, eating smaller portions and walking … Continue reading

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Practice versus Training in Judo

By Mark V. Lonsdale, Judo Training Development For most Judoka, their journey in Judo begins by attending regularly scheduled practice at a local Judo club. They are not going into Judo to train for the Olympics or even the Nationals, … Continue reading

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The State of American Judo

Well worth watching. Former Judo Olympian and former Olympic Judo Coach Steve Cohen chats about his perspective of American Judo

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Treat Your Training Partners with Respect

Mark V. Lonsdale, Head Coach Respect is a foundational tenant of Judo and is particularly important in the dojo. One of the worst forms of disrespect in the dojo is when a senior grade or stronger player uses excessive force … Continue reading

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Fear & Hesitation in Judo

By Mark V. Lonsdale

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Never Forget 9-11

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