Posted On:9/07/2012 9:13pm
Style: Boxing, Beginner BJJ,
I've always known about Judo. In fact I don't know many people who haven't at least heard of Judo... Besides being an Olympic sport Elvis liked it and he was the king.
Recently I've began practicing Judo under Nicholas Carelli and his Brother Chris. It all began when i joined my local MMA club to battle a sort of mid life crisis and deal with stress from work/Family.
I'm not a big guy, but i wouldn't say i was small either- my height is 6'0 and I weigh approximately 215lbs (Being a new dad affords me a luxury of a bad diet :p) I dabbled in wrestling throughout high school and a little bit more later in life as well as acclimated myself in the basics of BJJ so I thought i knew what to expect when i put on my slightly snug (damn pizza) Gi.
I've never been so fascinated and humbled by a martial art in a long time. I've developed a sort of affair with looking at the ceiling as I get tossed on my butt over in over in excitement at this fantastic style of grace and patience. I just wanted to share this with the Bullshido Judo community and express my appreciation for Judo. This truly is a wonderful Martial Art and my only regret is not discovering it sooner.
Posted On:9/12/2012 8:27am
I hope to find this out for myself this coming Friday. Although I have no experience in martial arts, or wrestling and im as tall as you buy much thinner, so basically I hope I don't break in two lol
Posted On:9/15/2012 5:46am
Its good that you found an activity that is both beneficial to your health and mental state.
Now all you got to do is to fix your Nutrition plan to get the best out of your workout.
Posted On:9/16/2012 4:14pm
Posted On:9/20/2012 12:32am
What I love about judo as well as being an effective martial art, is the history and philosophy that go with it too. With regard to history, the way that Kano removed moves from the traditional jujitsu, where you must be far stronger than your opponent for it to work. I'm not denying strength can give you an edge, but as someone who's been doing it for just under a year I've experienced first hand that it works by facing black belts who I outweigh by a factor of 1.5. It's quite well known that Kano was able to defeat his old sensei when he was able to throw him with ease and not be thrown back.
With regard to philosophy I think it all revolves around respecting your opponent. The etiquette is respectful but not overbearing, and because of how it was set up everything taken out of jujitsu was done to respect your opponent which has only led to it being made more effective. For example, some of the very dangerous throws from jujitsu which if executed properly would kill someone or seriously injure someone (even on the mat)were taken out. This respects him in two ways. Firstly, you don't risk injuring him or her. Secondly, if you have to do the move in slow motion because otherwise it's deadly you can't practice it with resistance and can't rely on it in competition and vice versa which means that you don't waste each others' time by learning it, or deluding yourselves into learning it and trying it out and realising you can't do it.
It's a great martial art, it promotes a great attitude to training that can be applied to wider life as well.
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Posted On:9/20/2012 9:25am
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
Originally Posted by JollyRoger
I've developed a sort of affair with looking at the ceiling as I get tossed on my butt over in over in excitement at this fantastic style of grace and patience.
you should adjust that viewing angle. the ceiling is going to stay the same, and you'll get more benefit from looking at the knot of your own belt (will help you tuck your head and roll.)
welcome to judo! it's been fantastic to me, and i agree that fixing your diet is the next step you should take.
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Posted On:9/20/2012 11:12pm
I played after class tonight with a Judo guy the same size. I felt like a ragdoll. I couldn't get remotely close to breaking his grips and I'm very happy that I've been practicing breakfalls.
Posted On:9/21/2012 4:09am
Style: Muay Thai
i remember very fondly doing judo as a lanky 16yo. i too spent most of my time looking at the ceiling. the attitude of judoka and their approach to fighting is great. i also had the luck to train under someone who was a total badass, and didnt apologise for the curry stains on his shirt at training (he had the same eastenders accent as most of my family so im assuming he was a massive curry pisshead as well)
Posted On:10/04/2012 9:19pm
What type of diet would you suggest to help me better acclimate myself into Judo?
Posted On:11/09/2012 11:03am
Style: Kickboxing & Boxing
Judo is a beautiful art.
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