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Friday, March 21, 2014

JUDO TO BJJ, THE KATA OTOSHI & REVERSE HEAD AND ARM TRIANGLE.



The future of grappling is directly in front of you grapplers. The evolution of our sport lies with cross training, that means being equally good on the mat as well as on your feet. Today, check out Judo Sensei  Roberto Gomes' throw and flow that ends in a reverse head and arm choke. Roberto's students demonstrate a kata-otoshi, to a takedown, a hold and then a smooth finish with an arm triangle.


4 comments:

  1. You know what that takedown is called in Judo? Hansoku make. Japan has removed everything vital from judo in an effort to keep winning medals.

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    1. You might be surprised to find out that Japan does not have as much control of international judo competitions as you think. The IJF is largely a European run machine (started by and still controlled by...) Many of the weird archaic things like refs in suits who aren't allowed to bend down, or touch competitors, no leg grabs etc. were made up by the Europeans who run the IJF to make judo more TV friendly (Source: The Pyjama Game). So far nothing they've done has really worked.

      I think Japan is likely an advocate of traditional Kodokan judo with all of the techniques of the Gokyo and with proper time for groundwork.

      The good thing is, judo as it's supposed to be, traditional Japanese Kodokan judo is still practiced in dojos around the world. The one I attend is an example of this. It's just too bad that most people want to compete, and if you want to compete you have to follow IJF rules. I think at some point soon, something will have to give and there may be a large branch of international tournaments that follow the original rules (no time limit on the ground, all throws allowed).

      -comment from the guys at ArtOfGrappling.com (can't figure out how to not make it say Anonymous haha)

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  2. So, I hear. And, that is sad.

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