11/16/2013 5:41am, #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
From the Science of 8 Limbs to the Gentle Way
Hello everyone! After a LONG lay off from martial arts, period, I've gotten back into a local MMA gym to mainly train Muay Thai (the martial arts I trained in solely before my lay off), Boxing and a little bit of MMA and BJJ. Growing up, I've always trained and competed in some form of striking but I did attend a Judo class in Middle School for a week before I got distracted by school and other teen related angst.
Judo has always intrigued me. I'm not sure how to explain it. Possibly because I've managed to use the O-Goshi and Osoto Gari with success in real fights (one was in high the school, the other as an adult). Both throws ended the fight.
Unfortunately, the MMA gym I attend does not have a dedicated Judo class and I want to learn the art traditionally and also compete. Luckily, I found a dojo not too far from my house and office. Along with Muay Thai and other classes in the MMA gym (I got the unlimited package so I can attend any class I want) I will also be training at this Judo dojo three times a week.
I'm very excited as I think it will compliment my Muay Thai well, as well as competing in something that's not striking. Any advice, encouragement, warnings, etc. is welcome as I start this new journey. Thanks in advance! :)
11/16/2013 9:00am, #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
- Fargo, North Dakota
Focus on the basics and just take the fall. There is absolutly zero shame what so ever in being thrown and a poor fall hurts hella worse then a properly executed one.
11/16/2013 3:52pm, #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
Just got back from my first class. What a great experience!
After warm-ups, I was taken aside and pretty much got a one on one private lesson with an instructor on the basics. I learned movement, footwork, breakfalls, grip, fundamentals of Kuzushi, Tsukuri and Kake. Also some explanation on Te Waza, Koshi Waza, Ashi Waza and Sutemi Waza.
After that, I got a break and observed the class for a about fifteen minutes or so. Then they let me join and I learned a variation of an Ouchi-gari.I also got to participate in quick and light rounds of Newaza (the little BJJ I know really helped with this) and Randori.
I stayed after class and practiced my movements and breakfalls some more. I thoroughly enjoyed it, specially the scientific aspects of leverage, balance and such. Can't wait for the next class! :D
11/17/2013 3:09pm, #4
I went from MT to Judo and back to MY (I'd do them both but work got in the way) and you'll have a ball. Both are fucking beautiful and you wait until you hit MT again with judo clinch experience!Ne Obliviscaris
11/18/2013 11:19am, #5
11/18/2013 12:46pm, #6
If my circumstances changed I'd train them both side by side again in a heart beat.Ne Obliviscaris
11/18/2013 2:32pm, #7
11/18/2013 2:57pm, #8
And yeah, strictly speaking throws aren't allowed but it changes from club to club and circuit to circuit. It seems that if it looks cool and makes a crowd cheer its fair game.Ne Obliviscaris
11/18/2013 4:35pm, #9"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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11/18/2013 6:25pm, #10
Muy Thai plus throwing would be uber cool. I mean, Muy Thai is cool enough already...Falling for Judo since 1980