Thread: Judo for self defense?
10/05/2004 2:52am, #1
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- Oct 2004
Judo for self defense?
Hi everyone, love the forum. Let me get right to my qwuestion. I have no martial arts experience and the majority of street fights I've been in I have lost. I get completely nervous when confronted with the threat of physical confrontation, and don't really know how to take or give a punch. There is a Judo club fairly close to my house and I was wondering if you think Judo training would help me in the areas I described above? I figure it's about time I dealt with this aspect of my personality, and was just hoping some of you can steer me in the proper direction. So can Judo teach me how to fight?
P.S. I accidentally posted this same topic in the MMA discussion forum. Sorry about that.
10/05/2004 4:07am, #2
Yes it will. It will teach you how to grapple and clinch with a guy(as most fights start off close range) and pick up and slam him into the hard concrete on the streets. It will teach you how to choke people and break their arms if the fight moves onto the ground. IMO if you are to study one art for selfdefense make it judo.
10/05/2004 4:50am, #3
I wouldn't say Judo is the BEST art to study, but it is a good one.
10/05/2004 4:53am, #4
Its pretty damn close.:D
10/05/2004 4:53am, #5
yesCLICK THE ADDS ROMO!
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10/05/2004 5:39am, #6
yes, and maybe it will give you the self control to not get into so many streetfights. IOW, there is always going to be somebody out there that can kick your ass no matter what you do. But I enjoy Judo a lot."Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." -A. Lincoln
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10/05/2004 7:49am, #7
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- Sep 2004
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The first thing your instructor is probably going to tell you to do in a street fight is run. As already said, hopefully he/she will teach you some self control and restraint.
Throwing someone to the concrete may sound good, but if he lands straight on his head and cracks it open, you may be in for some fun jail time. So think about why you really want to join.
But yes Judo is very good.
10/05/2004 7:59am, #8
And most people never see the osotogari coming.
10/05/2004 9:06am, #9
NO art "teaches you how to fight", fighting teaches you how to fight.
Different systems teach you the tools and how to use them.
The vast majority of judo schools are "olympic sport" judo clubs, so the focus on THAT.
If you tell the instructor you are interested strictly in fighting and self-defense, he MAY help you along in a different way.
Best bet would be to find a judo school that focuses on "combat" or "sport combat".
If you can't find one and the only available judo school is strictly "sport oriented", perhaps cross training in a system like Muay Thai, Kyokushin or any other "hard contact" system, would be in order.
10/05/2004 9:51am, #10
Good choice. I hope to add combat Judo to my arsenal someday.