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  1. Mister is offline

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    Everyone is talking about competition in my Dojo, I was under the impression that one must start Judo from a very young age to be able to win competitions, some of the good guys started at age 5 or something.

    Is that true or not particularly the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister View Post
    Everyone is talking about competition in my Dojo, I was under the impression that one must start Judo from a very young age to be able to win competitions, some of the good guys started at age 5 or something.

    Is that true or not particularly the case?
    Not at all. As Judoka_Uk has mentioned before, the young are fetishized in Judo and a lot of attention is given to them in aid of nurturing them into competing athletes. The actual % of Kids that follow through into adulthood is minute though.

    As a result this is the impression that is often given. It's total bullshit IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister View Post
    Everyone is talking about competition in my Dojo, I was under the impression that one must start Judo from a very young age to be able to win competitions, some of the good guys started at age 5 or something.

    Is that true or not particularly the case?
    I started Judo when I was about 10 years old, I quite aged about 13 to do Rugby for school and county.

    I got back into Judo aged 18 after being invalided out of Rugby. I first competed at a grading as a white belt and won my green belt/ 3rd kyu at that grading/ competition.

    I continued competing until I got my black belt, I sucked major balls and got owned as a blue belt/2nd kyu and got smashed as a newly minted brown belt/1st kyu for a while before I settled into my grade and got better. Then I won my black belt.

    I would absolutely not compete until you have been doing Judo for 6-12 months at a minimum. Even if everyone in your club is mad about competition.

    Something to bear in mind is that Judo is actually secretly a 'winter sport' because the majority of Judo contests for rec players like use take place between September/October and February/March. Its only the super elite who compete into the summer months.

    So all the talk at your club about competition may be part of the normal cycle of competing in Judo.
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    Judoka_Uk, do gradings still work that way? I'd heard about fighting for grade, but white to green is mental. I have a syllabus and all that Jazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Juggernoob View Post
    Judoka_Uk, do gradings still work that way? I'd heard about fighting for grade, but white to green is mental. I have a syllabus and all that Jazz.
    Nah, back in my day, 2008 lol!

    There was the old contest system so the better you performed in a grading the higher you were ranked.

    I skipped yellow and orange belts, which was a bit unusual to go straight to green. However, it was pretty common back than to go from white to orange and skip yellow or go from yellow to green and skip orange.

    There was quite a bit of examiner discretion though and right up until I was give my licence back I didn't know what grade I'd got.

    I think it was only because I got lucky and choked out the 22 stone 6ft 4 monster that I got my green.

    You can't do that nowadays and have to go a grade at a time.
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    So those rules no longer apply? Thats pretty awesome, what did you get him with?
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    Edit: Are you guys interested in competition? Must I compete to be a good Judoka?
    I personally think competition is the best way to develop in Judo. You can develop without competing but where is the fun in that?

    However I will disagree slightly with Judoka_uk on the time frame. Its really depends on how well you grasp the material to apply it in a competitive setting. I started competing at 4 months in I took a break for awhile and started back p again in HS because the DZR JJ school I went to competed in Judo tournaments. Again this will depend on how well you depend on how well you grasp Judo and can apply it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Juggernoob View Post
    So those rules no longer apply?
    They changed the grading system in 08/09. It used to be that you were either examined in your club/ on the day for your theory element, which was pathetic. Just show 2 techniques and name a few Judo words.

    My coach signed off my theory right up to blue belt/ 2nd kyu, despite my protests and me never having taken an official test.

    Then after/alongside your theory test you went to a grading where you had a minimum of 2/3 fights and the number of wins was converted into a grade by the judges.

    So if your theory was up to orange belt, you were a white belt, and you won 2 or 3 fights by ippon at the grading you were given an orange belt.

    They changed the grading system in 08/09 to a 'technical' syllabus where you only have to demo throw and not compete for grades.

    I benefited from both systems, because I jumped form 6th to 3rd kyu under the competitive system and then had an easy ride without having to fight for grades from 3rd to 1st kyu.

    So really I got the best of both worlds and that's why I was able to get my dan grade so quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Juggernoob View Post
    Thats pretty awesome, what did you get him with?
    I was kicking his shins thinking '**** me what am I going to throw this beast with' when he dropped for a tomoe nage. I slipped round it into Kesa gatame, but he was such a monster he just rolled over taking me with him, luckily he was clueless monster and sort of threw me clear as he rolled. Otherwise, if I'd been trapped under him that would have been it.

    So he was prone with me clear of him and I just jumped on his back, punched my fist through, grabbed it with my free hand, shifted up so that my knee was in his spine -as I'd been taught all those years ago in my BJC club - and tried to rip his head off... he tapped, I won, that was it.

    Really I got lucky, but hey, sometimes that's how fighting goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gezere View Post
    However I will disagree slightly with Judoka_uk on the time frame. Its really depends on how well you grasp the material to apply it in a competitive setting. I started competing at 4 months in I took a break for awhile it.
    I started competing after 2-3 months, however, I had done Judo as a kid and been a decent Rugby player throughout my school career.

    So I guess a decent US comparison is Judo as a kid and high school football/wrestling.

    Someone with that background can compete in Judo much sooner than a noob in their mid 30s.

    Also remeber you're a natural athlete, so what works for you won't necessarily work for others who aren't natural athletes.
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    That sucks, puts people who want to fight at every oppurtunity at a disadvantage.

    Sweet, nothing like a hastily applied "tap ************!" choke. I've recently had to re-assess my strength after a rugby lad joined our club. I outweigh him, but he's got height and ridiculous strength. Im convinced that his choke defense is just tensing his neck. The scary part is, it works sometimes.
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