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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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FAST TRACK TO MARTIAL ARTS IMMORTALITY

CAN YOU BE A 10TH DAN? – ABSOLUTELY (IN YOUR OWN MIND) So you want to be a 10th dan and Heavenly Grand Master worshipped by all in the martial arts world, but not sure how to go about it. … Continue reading

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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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