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Official Judo Thread XI: Olympic Travesty Edition | Page 29

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Zankou, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. RJ Green Werewolf Hunter

    RJ Green
    Sep 4, 2008
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    Armbar, Iowa
    that's the way the sport has been trending. they want to see big, flashy, impressive throws that you don't see in wrestling.

    it's why they're so quick to stand people up from a turtle. they don't want to 'waste time' on effective grappling when you can just stand people up and give them more chances to throw. is that 'realistic'? meh. we're wearing pajamas and fighting under a limited ruleset on foamy mats.

    the IJF thinks these constant changes will somehow cater a highlight sport to a nonexistent audience yet most matches still revolve around grip-fighting, resetting the action, or letting people groom themselves.

    i think for people from a wrestling background or people who watch MMA the lack of leg offense seems kinda silly. you'd think the pajamas and armbars would be enough to differentiate the sport, and you'd think you'd want to get some crossover audience from the other two sports, yet the powers-that-be seem to be more interested in convincing everyone how unique and special they are.

    the beauty of grappling is that there's no silver bullet. everything has a counter. it's all risk/reward.

    as for the spazzing, you're gonna have that with beginners. you can tell people to focus on technique til the cows come home but they're gonna want to 'oomph' everything and look like the big boys. it's the beginner's curse and a bit of Dunning/Kruger. it's why kids head into the terrain park their first day on a snowboard. it's why people hurt themselves crossfitting. it's why people want to argue with climate scientists. proficiency in even the basics of a something takes a considerable amount of time and effort and most people just lack the patience or self-awareness to realize how little their opinion means.
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  2. GORETAURO Orange Belt

    Jan 27, 2017
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    $ your palaces are burning $
    The ones who get paid money to have a certain verdict? Nah, no conflict of interest there.
  3. Thycidides Orange Belt

    Apr 1, 2011
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    How do you handle overly aggressive lower belts that are often bigger than you ? It feels like my choices are either to give minimal resistance and more or less let them toss me around or try and counter which increase the risk of injury for both of us.

    Its very frustrating. Especially because I took a bad fall after one guy asked me to go light. So instead of attacking like I normally do I let him throw me and im sore the next day.

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