Thread: Bad Side
9/13/2012 7:09pm, #11
Another sinister bloke here (for those who don't know, that's both an oxymoron AND a derivative of the latin for left hand). I, too, find myself doing the right hand side first, then applying the technique left handed. Sometimes I forget that I am left handed and some technique will feel awkward and foreign, then I'll remember and the light bulb will go off and I will hit the technique with precision on the left hand side.GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
9/13/2012 8:08pm, #12
I'm also a lefty and as such, I'm used to learning techniques on the right side because that's generally how their taught. I pass guard to my opponent's left all the time because most right handers are very weak defending on that side.
What I find very interesting is that often I don't have bad habits on my off side like I do on my strong side.Shut the hell up and train.
9/14/2012 1:20am, #13
9/15/2012 5:42am, #14
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Its the same with roundhouse kicks (mawashi geri) for me.
Having done knee surgery on the left one, I find it slightly harder to rotate it as a supporting leg to throw the kick with decent momentum.
Maybe its a muscle imbalance where i just need to workout more with the left leg's quadricepts.
9/15/2012 6:06am, #15
Ben is correct.
Don't try and be able to do you tokuiwaza both right and left or indeed any throws both right and left.
Have your tokuiwaza from one grip and to one side and compliment them with a technique or two from the same grip to the other side.
Judo takes long enough to get competent at without doubling the time it takes to learn the basics by doing everything left and right.
9/19/2012 2:48pm, #16
Practicing throws to the weak or off side can actually help your coordination on the strong side to some degree.Falling for Judo since 1980
9/19/2012 2:52pm, #17
Realize that if you take a left grip against a normal righty, you will be putting yourself in even more of a potential bind, because as a normal righty your would be used to dealing with kenka yotsu (opposite grips) against a lefty. So, you not only have a left grip, you are in an even less common situation of being in kenka yotsu on your weak side with a righty who (should) be trained to deal with kenka yotsu against a lefty.
Left Ippon Seoi Nage from a right grip, and ashi waza to your weak side.Falling for Judo since 1980
9/19/2012 3:32pm, #18
9/20/2012 8:38am, #19
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9/20/2012 12:30pm, #20
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We have a new guy started at our judo club who is ambidexterous, and he can switch between l and r kesa without any thought at all... this has to be an advantage
I have high hopes for him