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

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NATIONAL TEAM BUILDING FOR JUDO

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAM BUILDING IN JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  How do you take individual competitors from a dozen geographically diverse clubs, who may have only seen each other at a national championship, and turn them into … Continue reading

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NEWAZA FOR VETERANS

GROUND GAME FOR VETERAN JUDOKA (Part 4)  Newaza and Kosen Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The cavernous main dojo at the Kodokan is humming with activity as the assembled competitors sized each other up from a distance. Most … Continue reading

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KYUZO MIFUNE ON JUDO

   

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TRAINING WITH JUDO LEGENDS

If you want to train under Kodokan 8th, 9th and 10th dan instructors then you need to make the pilgrimage to the Kodokan. For the 7-day Kata Camp, the Kodokan rolled out their heavy hitters to include, Toshiro Daigo, 10th … Continue reading

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TRAINING AT THE KODOKAN

As soon as I have assembled all my notes, I will post a detailed description of Summer Training at the Kodokan

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JUDO HISTORY – 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS

Many will recognize this iconic picture from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin when Jesse Owens (USA) won four gold medals in track & field, and in the process discredited Hitler’s master race theories. But standing right in front of … Continue reading

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