Author Archives: Mark V

About Mark V

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

REPETITION IN JUDO

This is why Uchi-komi and Nage-komi are so important to the judo training process. I recommend a 4-foot x 8-foot, 8″ crash pad for nage-komi training, since this allows Tori to use maximum speed and power, accelerating through the execution. … Continue reading

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EVOLUTION OF A JUDOKA

EVOLUTION OF A JUDOKA How a Judoka’s Motivation May Change with Time By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Back in August 2013 I scribed an article concerning student expectations from judo and, more precisely, the importance for sensei(s) to appreciate … Continue reading

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Columbus & Judo

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

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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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