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    Judo for self defense, not sure?

    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?

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    No harm in going and trying it out. Judo doesn't include striking, but it will help you in self defence situations anyway, in my opinion.

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    I just realized I put this topic on the wrong forum. I think I should of done it on the "technique" page.

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    I replied on your other thread beginner.

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    Judo is more true to how people fight than a lot of other commonly available martial arts such as karate or TKD. I certainly think it could help in self-defense. Even if you learn self-defense moves later from somewhere else that are illegal in judo your judo skills would make you able to apply them much better than if you didn't have any training.
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    Osiris is correct.

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    Try this:
    Stand on a chair on some hard surface.
    Jump off.
    Land squarely on your back.
    Then (if you can) get back up onto the chair. Secure a short rope to the ceiling and tie it around you neck.
    Jump off the chair again.
    Then (if you can) place your arm against he wall and hyper-extend your elbow untill it breaks.

    You will have just simulated the efects Judo techniques will have on an opponent. Their relative merit in combat is yours to determine.
    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

    --Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.

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