Thread: Physical Attributes for judo
3/03/2011 9:05pm, #11
I dunno about grip strength. But something to toughen up the pads on my fingers would be great. My first few randori intensive practices it felt like I'd sliced the ends of my fingers open a thousand times with super fine razor blades.
3/03/2011 9:40pm, #12
3/03/2011 11:22pm, #13
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3/04/2011 2:51am, #14
(OP should listen to Dave R instead of me)
3/04/2011 5:19am, #15
My experience is the same as Dave's, a strong grip is more than just the physical ability to crush something with your hand.
Although gi pull ups probably wont hurt your grip they're not going to make that big an impact on your Judo. Or your ability to control your partner through your grip. Although you may see short term improvements in your ability to resist grip breaks.
I think people confuse a strong grip with the skill of gripping, which in Judo is more than just holding on so tightly the other person can't get away. Its about establishing control over the upper body of the person you're gripped up with.
3/04/2011 5:41am, #16
I do feel that grip strength gives me an advantage in grappling in general, but it's the same benefit as strength gives you in general; mostly I find it amounts to just a little more chance of 'making it work' or giving me alittle more time to escape/stop them escaping. Gripping mechanics in most grappling styles are stronger than grip strength alone."The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
3/08/2011 9:09am, #17
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3/08/2011 4:42pm, #18
Grip strength and neck strength (if you're not already working them)
3/08/2011 4:44pm, #19
3/08/2011 9:11pm, #20"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
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