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    A question for you Judo players

    OK, so I've just started Judo due to not being able to train BJJ any more (work commitments) and I'm totally and utterly crap at any standing Randori. I'm almost letting myself get thrown so that I can get my partner on the ground. I know that everything takes practice and all that but do you have any tips for a Judo newb?

    Even the stupidest things that you think I Should already know would be appreciated. I'm having to conciously stop myself tensing up when fighting for grips and when I do eventually get a good one, my pathetic attempt at a throw is normally just countered *cries*.

    So, as I said, any help will be much appreciated.
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    Major Tip number one.

    If you are bending over more then your partner, you are losing. Keep your posture as best you can, it will help you throw.

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    You want your hips under theirs.

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    Ask your partner if he'll allow you to just take standard grips. Save the gripfighting stuff for later.

    Don't try to defend Helio's honor by turning randori into a BJJ match. After you get thrown, stand up and try again.

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    Uchikomis and lots of them. They will help teach you how to move and get you into shape. As far as randori goes, find someone who will practice light randori with you until you figure out how to move and when to attack. It will get you up to speed a lot faster than just going at it full tilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asriel
    OK, so I've just started Judo due to not being able to train BJJ any more (work commitments) and I'm totally and utterly crap at any standing Randori. I'm almost letting myself get thrown so that I can get my partner on the ground. I know that everything takes practice and all that but do you have any tips for a Judo newb?

    Even the stupidest things that you think I Should already know would be appreciated. I'm having to conciously stop myself tensing up when fighting for grips and when I do eventually get a good one, my pathetic attempt at a throw is normally just countered *cries*.

    So, as I said, any help will be much appreciated.
    Keep using your BJJ game during Ne-waza practice (though don't expect to be able to ever play the same way when competing in Judo). For standup, relax and don't bend over like other people say. Oh and you should be attacking as much as possible during randori. Don't resist people around your level or lower too much, randori is supposed to just be practice for your technique when playing these people. When going against the upper level belts resist all you want, it won't matter anyway.

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    detail tip: push your toes into the mat.
    Like you are gripping the mat,you will develop a strong grip in your standing game.
    And yes stand up straight,relax upper body,push your arms from your body,so you have strong arms without making them stiff.
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    This'll probably be the most obvious advice of this thread, but still it's worth a try: unbalance your opponent.
    For a beginner it's the most important thing to remember, you won't get anywhere just performing a movement, because your adversary will know how to counter it.
    Instead, try to get a feel of his/her movements and go for a sharp push (or pull): if you get your timing right you should be able to create an opening and use it.

    And try to avoid ne waza: I know it's gratifying to use the moves you learned at BJJ but if you suck at standup, well, there's nothing to do but train a lot.

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