Last week I found some great grip fighting and attacking videos when you and your opponent are in a left bs right scenario. Hope these help you out. The first 2 are by American Shintaro Higashi, he has some great tips on how to keep your opponent out, while creating space to attack: N
Today I uploaded to youtube a really nice morote seoi nage you can do when you are fighting a stronger opponent who likes to pull you in close and push your head down. Both of these videos are taken from my friends Lightweight Judo DVD download available at www.lightweightjudo.com. &
Last week I was running a Judo basics class and one of my students asked me for my number 1 tip for ground work…..my answer “Work on your escapes.” If you know how to escape most hold downs then you will have a way better chance of not losing on the ground. If you kn
This past week was the Judo world championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. I loved it when IJF tournaments are in Asia (and streamed) because it means I get to watch them at normal times of the day opposed to having to stay awake until 2am to watch the competitions like I usually do when
It’s now two days into the world championships and man o man have there been some upsets. 3 X world Champion Ebinuma got countered by Sobirov, Zantarya lost to Pollack in the prelims and Miranda was beating Nakamura in the semis only to get thrown in the last 1 second of the match. I
Last week I received this email from someone on my newsletter “Hi Matt, I am almost 2.0 meters tall (or 6’7) and weigh roughly 90kgs. What are the techniques I should focus on to utilise my height and is there anything I should look out for in Randori? Thanks in advance.
Fighting a stiff armed Judoka is one of the most annoying things at Judo training. In competition a stiff armed /defensive Judoka is quickly penalized in which case they must attack OR they keep getting penalties until they are disqualified. Unfortunately in Randori there is no refere
A few years ago I saw Mark Huizinga pull off a crazy rolling armbar into a hold down and I was impressed. So much so that I started calling the move a huizinga roll. I then saw Sambo champion Igor Kurrinnoy do it a few times in competition and I was told it was called a Kurrinnoy roll