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Why 10,000 hours to Mastery?

By Mark V. Lonsdale It is a common wisdom that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, but have you ever given thought to just how much training is required to hit that 10,000-hour mark? Looking at a skilled … Continue reading

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Becoming a Winner – A Primer

By Mark V. Lonsdale What makes a winner, and more importantly, how do you become a winner? First and foremost, you need to believe in yourself. You have to believe that you have what it takes to succeed at whatever … 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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HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE DUE FOR PROMOTION

HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE DUE FOR PROMOTION? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development The question on many minds: How do you know when you are due for promotion? Or more importantly, how do you know when you are deserving … Continue reading

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NATIONAL COACHING & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT & ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT Why They Should Run in Tandem By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In most sports, national level athlete and coaching development programs evolve over a number of decades with each Head Coach bringing new perspective … Continue reading

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SPORTS CONCUSSION IN JUDO

 SPORTS CONCUSSION What Every Judo Coach Should Know By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development   Note: The following article is for information only and should not be construed as medical advice. Gone are the days when an athlete took a hard hit … Continue reading

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AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING IN JUDO

AGE-APPROPRIATE TRAINING IN SPORTS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development In a previous article posted in August, we discussed students’ expectations from judo based on their age and experience. This introduced the reader to the importance of age-appropriate teaching and … Continue reading

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MENTAL TOUGHNESS IN JUDO

At the international level, athletes in most sports have almost the same physical strength, speed, agility, and stamina, so winners are those with the focus, stress management, and mental toughness to take the gold.

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PERIODIZED TRAINING FOR JUDO

PERIODIZATION IN JUDO TRAINING By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development     It is not uncommon to hear the term “periodization” thrown around in judo coaching clinics but, based on personal observation, few coaches or athletes really understand how periodized training … Continue reading

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TRAINING GOALS IN JUDO (Part 2)

TRAINING GOALS in JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  It is not just the elite athlete who can benefit from setting goals in training but also the recreational player. Setting and then meeting goals allows the athlete to not … Continue reading

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