1947 Judo. What have we lost?
Ok take a good serious look at the techniques demonstrated. She is pretty good. Why wasn't this expanded on? Why did Americans dismiss Judo?
Look at what happened to every other sport in America that was being done at that time. Look at the advancements, innovations and progressions that was made in them. Why didn't we do this with Judo?
BJJ was in it's embryonic stages at this time. The Brazilians grew Judo groundwork by leaps and bounds in the same time period and we are basically a third world country when it comes to martial arts.
Instead of being a leader in this area we are a joke for the most part, aside from a few exceptions.
I blame the infighting and politics of Judo for this. I blame the arrogance of people who thought they knew better and the idiocy of those that followed them. I blame money and the lack of it.
Judo was not thought of as a profession yet we pay college coaches millions for a game that contributed very little to society besides entertainment.
In a nutshell we, judo instructors, fucked up.
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