Good post, Josh. I am constantly explaining to my students the process we are going through and why, and how the process is linked to understanding the principles/concepts involved instead of just "how do armbar". It is also critical so they can learn how to train themselves and to recognize when they are being trained incorrectly when/if they leave their home dojo.
Originally Posted by Coach Josh
I think that as you suggest, most people just learn "how do armbar" and end up coaching the same way.
Falling for Judo since 1980
"You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS
Ok I understand now and yes we have done drills like this in the past, usually with Uke not resisting the throw but then resisiting the ensuing groundwork.
Originally Posted by BKR
Some very interesting responses from all, especailly from yourself, Coach Josh and Judoka_uk and also an excellent post on Judoka_uk's blog on transitioning.
Going back to my original post and my concerns that Newaza may be taught at my club indefinately with a 15 second limit on getting a pin/submission, I'm glad i'm not alone in thinking this is a bad idea and with me pushing the big 40, in regards to age, and having a wealth of other MA experiance i'm not shy about questioning the teaching methods of my instructors, althought being a lowly 5th kyu I will chose my words carefully.
Roughly speaking, every class goes warmup (including Ukemi), newaza technique, newaza randori, tachiwaza technique, randori. We do lots of rolling, usually 3-6 min rounds. And sometimes we just roll to warm-up, skipping our normal warm-up routine. If anything, we spend too much time doing newaza! lol ...For a Judo club, anyway.
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