Thread: In need of a Judoka
6/27/2011 9:59am, #11
As it happens i was part way through an email to sovereign judo as your post came through. Good job i checked this before sending that.
6/27/2011 10:29am, #12
Checked out the training videos on their site. Looks like a pretty standard Judo club nothing that made me go 'eurgh' and nothing that made me go 'wow' either. Although they do appear to have a permanently matted area, which is a plus, because then you don't have to put everything away at the end of the session.
When you've been training there for a bit take yourself down to Camberley and see how the full timers do things.
6/27/2011 10:34am, #13
6/27/2011 10:36am, #14.../...take yourself down to Camberley and see how the full timers do things.
6/27/2011 10:39am, #15
6/27/2011 10:49am, #16
Then they can go back to their home clubs with a true appreciation for what can be possible if you really work hard at this Judo thing.
6/27/2011 10:59am, #17
Sounds like a great motivation tool. Regardless of reasons for training its good to have a level to aspire to.
6/27/2011 11:00am, #18
To answer, no excuse for crappy teaching. Any competent instructor can show you the basics, even if you are the one lonely noob. In that situation you describe, you should not have a problem getting good instruction.
BenFalling for Judo since 1980
6/27/2011 2:11pm, #19
After ukemi and a bit of time to practise we're pretty much thrown out into the wild and with compliant training it can get hard to see just how crappy my technique until i got partnered with a bloke that wasn't into giving it away (he cross trains bjj i believe) and he was a great help with what we were learning but its still stuff thats a bit out of my league and there just ain't enough time to start to 'nail it' before we rotate again and its back to being given the throw/take down.
Plus more time is spent on joint locks then throws/sweeps and the related mechanics.
6/27/2011 2:12pm, #20