That looks like an excellent way to troll in a competition..
I can't do a proper cartwheel and I'm a dan grade, but I recognise their usefulness for Judo and won't object to anyone saying cartwheels are beneficial to your Judo.
Originally Posted by CoffeeFan
Mind you, my shitty cartwheels are enough to have gotten me off a fair few tomoe nage and sumi gaeshi.
My favourite bits are 'like a tiny toothpick' and 'it worked pretty well... until my arm snapped in half'.
Originally Posted by Gabetuno
How terribly droll a colonial seeking to derive amusement from superior linguistic abilities...
Originally Posted by crappler
The "like a tiny toothpick" line actually made me snort. Not only is your arm brittle like a toothpick, but even a toothpick is an oversized comparison for that weak baby arm you wrongly assumed would support you.
Originally Posted by judoka_uk
As for the cartwheels, I would think a shitty one would be better, as it'll plant less weight on your arm and give you less chance to fall the wrong way (away from your belly or backward). I think what's shown in the OP video is a good balance drill but high risk enough to be called stupid when attempted in competition, glorious though it may look if it works.
Originally Posted by Sarcastro
Cartwheels can be useful, but, i think I'll pass on the chance for the snapped arm. also helps he is a lightweight, would love to see some super heavy's go for this.
Nice! He is making that look very easy.