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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by GnP Josh, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. GnP Josh

    GnP Josh White Belt

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    i wrestled for like 5ish years.. just wondering how hard it would be for me to pick up on judo. looks like it would be fun to get involved with.
     
  2. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    You will pick up judo like it's othing, very similar to wrestling, a lot of the same moves. Let me know if u decide to try it, you'll have a blast.
     
  3. judo is 99% feeling and timing. so for some it's natural and they pick it up quickly. if you can dance and pick up dance moves, you can flow through judo. the coordination required for both is damn near the same.

    then for the rest of the population, judo is something you're going to have to work at to go well.
     
  4. GnP Josh

    GnP Josh White Belt

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    i'm def going to give it a try.. i've got more free time in my life now and feel like its something that would be great to do. i'm torn between judo and bjj though. i know they are both similiar but yet so different.
     
  5. Soulfly

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    Judo is wrestling with bad intentions. Give it a shot, I'm sure you'll like it.
     
  6. GnP Josh

    GnP Josh White Belt

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    bad intentions make me happy.. hearing this makes me excited :D
     
  7. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    Judo has a very difficult learning curve, much higher than bjj. It requires a lot more intution and instinct as it is more fast paced than bjj. They take time to build up.

    If you're going to learn judo. learn judo not how to get your wrestling to work in judo.
     
  8. Bubble Boy

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    The gi will be tricky at first, but you'll get it. Every wrestler I've trained with does extremely well in Judo. The rules complicate things for wrestlers at first also. You've probably got about a year of training until you make the full crossover. Think about it, you'll be adapting to the gi, learning the rules and point system, learning the names of throws in japanese, etc. But your movements and skills will move you along quickly.

    For someone who has never grappled in any way, the learning curve of judo is steep, steep, steep, and it just keeps on going.
     
  9. QingTian

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    a good instructor goes a long way in judo, much more than in bjj, imo.
     
  10. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    I'd say the same thing about training partners

    2k
     
  11. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    LOL. I trained a little in judo to get judo into my grappling not the other way around! Anyway, to me Judo is just a bunch of moves. Same with wrestling, BJJ, shooto, and everything else. I don't really want to enter a Judo tourney yet; however, I have to problem learning Judo to use in BJJ and grappling tourneys. In fact, I used a few throws in the last one to counter a judoka that I fought!
     
  12. GnP Josh

    GnP Josh White Belt

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    yea that's what i hear.. my old coach and a kid from my old team are both state judo champs.. so i figure they must have a decent coach.
     
  13. Bubble Boy

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    Absolutley, especially in smaller clubs. Having a reasonable crop of people who really want to train is half the battle. Some University Judo clubs are annoyingly social.
     
  14. Falero

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    Congrats.
     
  15. QingTian

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    Judo is not a collection of techniques. If you think that, you'll always have holes in your game.
     

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