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COMPETITION GOALS IN JUDO

COMPETITION GOALS & MAKING THEM A REALITY (Part 1)  By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  “Dreams and goals are positive forces, but both need to be tempered with a healthy dose of reality”      So you want to go to the Olympic … 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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GREAT EXPECTATIONS FROM JUDO

GREAT EXPECTATIONS JUDO TRAINING & STUDENT EXPECTATIONS By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  I received an email this week from an individual declaring, “I want a black belt in judo.” That was the total email. My less than patient response … Continue reading

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JUDO ETIQUETTE and REISHIKI

JUDO ETIQUETTE & REISHIKI Good Manners Never Go Out of Fashion By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Last year I had two scruffy looking individuals walk into my dojo while I was teaching, 20 minutes after the start of class, … Continue reading

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MASTERS and VETERANS JUDO (Part 1)

MASTERS JUDO – USE IT OR LOSE IT  Expectations & Limitations  (Part 1 of 2) By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development      Senior judoka in their forties, fifties, sixties, and even seventies are an important and respected part of the … Continue reading

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SETTING TRAINING GOALS FOR JUDO

SETTING TRAINING GOALS FOR JUDO By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development Goal setting is a critical component of most endeavors in life, including athletic development. Goals are essential to the athlete in that they drive the training necessary to get … Continue reading

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WHAT IS JUDO COACHING?

WHAT IS JUDO COACHING? By Mark Lonsdale, Judo Training Development  Let’s begin with a discussion on what coaching is not. Even the best coaching is not a substitute for dedication, fitness, technical proficiency, hard training, and competition experience. As with … Continue reading

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