Here is the best example of why you need to transition into newaza during competition

Drilling transitions is a must as more often then not a win in newaza occurs during the transition opposed to a one off attack. Here is a beautiful example of transition Judo. You can tell this Judoka has practiced this exact set up a lot!! and it has paid off Here is a short breakdow
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4 Osoto gari variations to experiment with at your next practice

Osoto gari can be taught a number of ways and recently I have really found myself to be throwing a stack of people with an osoto gari/osoto otoshi which has been really fun. In this blog post I will highlight a few different variations you can do when doing osoto gari. In Isao Okano&#
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3 techniques to stop drop seoi nage – the 3rd is my favorite

Here are 3 strategies and techniques you can do to stop or prevent your opponent for dropping in for a drop seoi nage:
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How to set up throws effectively

Nearly every week I hop online a watch some of the international judo tournaments that are either on ippon.tv or on YouTube on general.  I came across this video of Bang performing a really nice ‘switch’ in competition. I decided to do a breakdown of it simply because it i
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Travis Stevens Ippon Seoi nage Breakdown Video

In this video I break down US Athlete Travis Stevens Ippon seoi nage setup. I love his setup because he pressures people off the mat while controlling their inside lapel and sleeve before attacking, where most Ippon Seoi’s are done off a big pulling action.     Here is
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5 must know Juji gatame attacks

Every competitive Judoka needs to know a few variations of Juji gatame. In most syllabuses around the world you need to know at least 3 variations if you want to get past green belt. Here are my top 5 Juji gatames I believe you need to know to be competitive in newaza both in the club
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New Rules for 2014 Breakdown video

How has your week been going? Mine has been ok but nowhere near the best of my life that’s for sure. I have had a stack of things going on but this weekend I am looking forward to relaxing and reading a new book that I bought called The Blackbelt Blueprint. It is a new book writ
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