It seems everything has been cleared up as to what I do or in this case, don't do.
I do not practice "kosen" judo, as Kosen is simply a rule-set and and the specialization that comes from those rules. In addition, it is not found outside of Japan, therefore it is not in Seattle, nor are there many more than a few active "Kosen" rule clubs that have any connection to the original group. We had a Japanese Kosen player in our club on and off for a year, while he was studying at the U of W and I have had some personal contact with one of the guys that runs one of the remaining Kosen clubs. That is about it though.
To be clear, I have nidan in jujutsu, a yondan in judo (a yondan or a nidan depending upon the country.) I practice Sombo, which I started while living in Mongolia,(in addition to Mongolian folk wrestling.) While living there I practiced with their national judo and sombo teams frequently.
I practice a balanced grappling game, that is developed in both standing and ground.
I think the folks that have taken the time to stop in and practice with us will speak to our ne-waza and tachi-waza skills. SOme of our guys are regulars on this board as well.
I practice the way I was taught, a balanced game. I don't personally care for the Olympic rule-set as I think it is crippling judo, for the very reasons stated here.
I have practiced with BJJ guys on and off for the last 16 or so years and have found that their guard, dojime, was very developed. But, I have found skills that I have borrowed from everything I have practiced. (In truth my whole approach to grappling often gets classified as "Russian" which stems from my time practicing in the former Eastern BLock.) The truth is that all the sports are more similar than different. Though generalities can be made, these are developemnts and specialities are based off respective rule-sets.
I myself look for those things that I can beg, borrow, or steal, and make my own game stronger. I could care less regarding what it is called. Of course I have no dog in the "style" argument. I have been on the mat for closing on twenty years and have found outstanding players from all over.
As was stated in an earlier post, the trouble folks have with us is we don't fit any one mold. We are often called "judo" because it is simple and the layman usually understands what that means. Yet we are by no means, main-stream judo.
I think Kano's vision was a strong one, take what works and chuck the rest. If Kano saw what main-stream judo had become I think it would make him wince.
Finally, if I can answer any direct questions feel free to contact me or stop into the club.
Sweat more and talk less, best regards,
PS Hey there Tom how goes it?
And get a job Andre....I look foward to seeing you in a month. Get your neck guard on chokes galor!
In MMA your saying they use alot of BJJ!?The only BJJ looking things they do is the takedown and the escapes and the kimura...THATS IT!And you haven't even started takeing Judo yet so don't diss a Judokans newaza game we do have a ASS LOAD of techniques for ne waza.And tyhe only really dominating things I can see in BJJ over Judo is there flying arm bar and flyingle triangle choke.
Originally Posted by GrandMaster00
You can do flying arm-bars and flying triangle chokes in Judo competitions. You just can't finish the submission until you land on the mat.
Originally Posted by Rajah
Originally Posted by Anger Claus
There is a rule in judo that one needs to perform (or attempt to perform) a tachiwaza technique before one can get into newaza.
Flying armbar is somehow considered an exception. You can do flying armbar and finish the technique in the air (I did on many occasions). This is a grey area in Judo rules. Sankaku jime (triangle choke) is considered a ground technique so you need to perform a throw before you attempt it.
And to anyone that wants to learn Kosen Judo: Kosen Judo is A RULE SET NOT A SYSTEM...
Just play Judo under Kosen rules and voila, you are doing Kosen Judo...
Tomas, isn't it true that the Gracies killed the last Kosen masters so that they would have the only grappling style?
I am sure that there are many that would believe somewhere there is a Kosen Judo school in the U.S. However, since there are so few that would admit that they are Kosen Practitioners it is difficult to say. I know of one living Kosen Practitioner Okada Toshikazu, who trained under Sensei Oda Join (Tsunetane) but won't admit it, that he is a Kosen Judoka that is. Some of the last Kosen Practitioners past in the late 90's and I am sure that they still had students that trained under them. As far as how many have made it to the States is beyond me.
I believe that BJJ has the closest link to Kosen Judo except for the fact that Kosen Practitioners used more Judo Techniques as their take downs.
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Kosen translated is schoolboy , it was judo for children. It was safer for kids to start on there knees with the tatami of 1905. Also the Kodakon has nothing to do with curent or olympic style Judo , all rules are from the IJF.
You are aware that the "schoolboys" you're talking about were mainly
and not kids right?
Translated by who? The characters for Kosen translates closer to Speciality or Special, and Kosen practitioners were hardly "schoolboys". Kosen Judoka were known to be so tough that in tournaments they would refuse to TapouT and rather choose to have their arms broken or be choked unconscious.
Kimura was a Kosen Practitioner if that gives you any idea of how strong they were.
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