Should I stick with Judo? When did you feel you could reliably throw?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by akdms, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. akdms

    akdms Blue Belt

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    So, I've been training BJJ for a few years now, and Judo for about a year a half. My contract with Judo is about to expire and to renew is going to increase by $11 a month (to $100 per month, in addition to the $100 a month I spend on BJJ).

    Now, I like Judo, but because of the class schedule and work conflicts, I'm only able to average a day a week of Judo training (compared to 3-4 days of BJJ). As a result, after a year and a half, I'm still a green belt.

    I feel like I do okay in randori, but am completely clueless when it comes to grappling tournaments. I haven't figured out how to deal with the stance, illegal-Judo grips, stiff-arming my hip, single-legs, etc.

    For those of you who have cross-trained, how long did it take before you starting being able to apply Judo techniques in grappling competitions? Do you think I'll be able to improve over the next year (the contract's length) training an hour a twenty minutes a week?

    Like I said, I like Judo, but $25 a class is a lot... With that kind of money I could be taking BJJ privates, yoga, etc.
     
  2. Ballzilla

    Ballzilla Yellow Belt

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    I equate everything to money. It's my job so it tends to spill over into my daily life. Ask yourself if training once a week is worth the $100/month. That's roughly $25 per lesson. It gets cheaper the more you go.
     
  3. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Autumn Rose Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Everyone's different to some degree, but I don't see how training Judo only once a week is going to help you very much, if at all. Just my two cents.
     
  4. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

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    bottom line, if you can't afford it you can't afford it.
     
  5. RacerX

    RacerX Orange Belt

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    I think you go to the most expensive Judo club in the world.
     
  6. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    $100 a month is way too expensive for Judo
     
  7. Douglas Funnie

    Douglas Funnie Green Belt

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    do you live in Dubai?

    just scrap Judo and try to dedicate yourself more to bjj.
     
  8. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    I agree.

    We have a Judo club around here called the Northglenn Judo club and it's a $2.50 drop in or $18/month.
     
  9. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    My Judo club only charges $45.00 per month; and they offer Goju Ryu and Shito Ryu Karate, as well as Judo and Jiu Jitsu. You are paying way to much for it, as many have stated. The bottom line is that you need to make a financial decision, can you afford the extra cash? I'd take up something cheaper, like one of the things you had stated. Yoga/BJJ Privates > Overpriced Judo once a week.
     
  10. elbigsam

    elbigsam Blue Belt

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    It doesn't sound like you are getting much benefit. I love judo, but you may actually be better served if you can get your bjj coach and teammates to spar from standing, using your extra time to put more in sparring.

    See if you can get someone else from your bjj place to spar takedowns for an hour a week, and like you said, take that cash and see if you can get either a judo or wrestling guy to give a semi private once and a while.

    I'm sure a local judo or wrestling guy would teach you and a buddy for a reasonable price, especially if you split the cost.
     
  11. mrpopenfresh

    mrpopenfresh Red Belt

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    You should probably let it go.
     
  12. pjmeunyc12

    pjmeunyc12 Purple Belt

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    Dont quit judo you are already invested in it. Talk to the teacher and see if you can workout maybe $50 a month, he may do it. No harm in asking, you have nothing to lose. If not, try to find a cheaper judo club.
     
  13. DeathAndHealing

    DeathAndHealing White Belt

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    My idea. You already have a good base of knowledge--I assume--you just want/need to apply it to grappling. Why dont you use that $100 for private lessons for your teacher and ask him to help you apply it to grappling.
     
  14. jrock89

    jrock89 Orange Belt

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    Since you only go once a week, why don't you ask if you can just pay on how much you come? It sucks when person x pays 100 and goes 5x when person y pays 100 and goes 1x. Work out a deal. I'm sure he will understand your financial situation and hook you up
     
  15. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Outside of a few very rare circumstances, $100 a month for judo is excessive.
     
  16. Rod1

    Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    Ask if you can pay by the class, and focus on throws that work best against low stances, mainly sacrifice throws, kata guruma and ouchi gari works great too.

    It will take a time before you send a BJJ guy flying in BJJ competition unless they are willing to try and get the takedown themselves.
     
  17. Turismo

    Turismo Green Belt

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    My judo class is only
     
  18. less_than_adam

    less_than_adam White Belt

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    One of the few things I know about judo is that it is usually very inexpensive to learn. $100 a month seems pretty pricey man. Is there anywhere else you can train?
     
  19. 206warrior

    206warrior Purple Belt

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    Now that I think about it, why is Judo that much less expensive than Judo in the first place. Same idea as running a bjj gym..
     
  20. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

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    most private dojos in korea are 100+ and i heard that private dojos in japan aren't cheap either
     

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