Tuesday, March 1, 2011
FORBIDDEN JUDO: A TOUR OF TECHNIQUES BANNED IN SHIAI FROM 1916 TO PRESENT DAY.
Sure, all thing change over time - we get that. Adaptation and hopefully progress occurs. You had a Miguel Torres mullet last year and now you wear a Cobrinha-esque fauxhawk. Progress. But, in competition Judo we've seen an eroding of allowable or legal techniques over time. Progress?
The basic rules of Judo are supposedly designed to allow the most techniques possible, while minimizing the risk of serious injury. But, more rules are implemented every few years that, in a sense, water down the sport by limiting both throwing and ground techniques. The result - most Judo schools teach strictly in the context of the sport (i.e., according to the rules).
Take a look at the video below demonstrating the now banned Judo techniques and decide for yourself.