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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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FOCUS AND DETERMINATION IN JUDO

The wisdom of Kyuzo Mifune, 10th Dan: “The mind, if slackened even a little, will cause defeat, the same as fearing the opponent will make you unable to use full strength.” There are two schools of thought when it comes … Continue reading

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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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SHIKAI IN JUDO

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SUCCESS AND SACRIFICE IN JUDO

Success & Sacrifice in Judo By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  In sports, as with most things in life, there are no great successes without sacrifice. You can sit on the couch and watch a fight on TV, or you … Continue reading

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TEACHING JUDO AND BEING A LEADER

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GUIDELINES FOR HOSTING OR PRESENTING A JUDO CLINIC

NATIONAL COACHING DEVELOPMENT  RECOMMENDATIONS for PRESENTERS & CLINICIANS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  The following is a general guidance for judo clinic presenters and facilitators, with much of the material also being of equal value to judo instructors and club … Continue reading

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THE MISTER MIYAGI SCHOOL OF JUDO

THE MISTER MIYAGI SCHOOL OF JUDO & WEEDING THE GARDEN By Mark Lonsdale Nishioka-sensei, whom I respect immensely, likes it when I begin my classes and ruminations with a story, so here goes…. The front lawn at my house has … Continue reading

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COACH AND COMPETITOR CLINIC

NEWS UPDATE FROM JUDO TRAINING DEVELOPMENT & WARRIOR JUDO April has been a busy month for Judo Training Development and Warrior Judo Dojo. On April 6, National Judo Coach, and Head Sensei, Mark Lonsdale, ran a mini IJF competition rules seminar … Continue reading

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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Don’t you love it when you find the box in the attic where your parents saved every newspaper clipping, medal, award, postcard and letter from decades past….

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