The Fundamentals of Uchimata (over 40 mins of Uchimata video)

Uchimata is one of the most popular throws in Judo. When you go to Japan and train nearly every single fighter can hit you with a nice uchimata at least once during randori. It is also the quintessential ‘Judo’ throw and it graces the cover of most Judo books. Uchimata is
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5 strength and conditioning principles for an effective Judo program

As a strength and conditioning coach there are a number of principles that underpin each and every program I write. It doesn’t matter whether I am writing a kettlebell program, bodybuilding program or a program for athletes each of my programs will contain these five principles. Princ
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Shoulder Flexibility Solution Review

  If you have read any of my mobility and stretching stuff for a while then you would have heard me talk about 2 main products: 1 – Fix my back pain by Rick Kaselj and 2 – Hip flexibility Solution by Eric Wong The reason why I rave about these two packages so much is becaus
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5 ways to get better at Judo

There are a few things that I tell people that will help them get better at Judo. Have a good gi: I always encourage judoka to invest in a good gi. Don’t go with a no name brand, but buy a well known gi brand, such as Mizuno. A judo gi is like a good suit, when you wear it you f
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Solo Judo Drills to improve your Judo

There are times when you are just too busy and you cannot get to Judo practice. There are plenty of solo exercises you can do at home that can improve you Judo training. These exercises include: Mental Imagery of Uchikomi: You may be on the bus or on the couch but there is always time
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Different forms of Uchikomi and why you should do them all.

There are many different types of uchikomi practice that you can perform at judo training. The type of uchikomi you do will depend on what your goals are. Below is a detailed description of each style of uchikomi and the reason why you would perform that particular style. Static uchik
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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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