Wednesday, 2 February 2011

All about you!

It is my hope that this can become a user focused blog in which I can interact with those of you who read it, by producing content that you would like to see.

So whenever I post up an article or piece if there is something you would like clarifying or think I should go into greater detail on, please don't hesitate to comment and tell me.

In addition if there is anything that you would like to know about or particular problems you're having then please feel free to comment on this post and if I can I will either produce a post for you or reply in the comments section.

Please bear in mind, though, that this a technique focused blog. So if you have any questions about what kind of gi you should wear, whether a club is any good or who would win a fight between Yamashita and Batman. Then it might be better to take them to either Judoforurm or Bullshido. Also asking for Silver Bullets will just get you referred to that post.

Yours in Judo


  1. I'd be interested in hearing more about your thoughts on newaza, ideally with that as a label on all the relevant posts. That way, inveterate guard pullers like me can just click the label to filter the blog for groundwork related posts.

  2. Not really much of a newaza man I'm afraid. My tachiwaza isn't anything to write home about either really.

    I've done a few bits on bullshido about Judo specific turnovers. However, as there's quite a few very knowledgable BJJ bloggers out there, including yourself, who are much better at newaza than I am. Then I prefer to leave it up to them.

    I'm happy to repost and update my bullshido posts on newaza if you would find it useful, though.

  3. Ah, fair enough. Though my newaza is very definitely nothing to write home about either: I'm only a mediocre blue, after all.

    Still, I'd be interested in hearing the judo perspective on groundwork anyway: maybe something on pinning from scarf hold, given that judo is arguably superior to BJJ in terms of controlling from that position?

  4. At Slideyfoot - We have a BJJ blue at my club who, when it comes to pinning, isn't as good as I would have expected and even I manage to squirm out of Kesa-gatame. When we just roll he is obviously a lot better and subs me regularly.

    At Judoka - I'm fairly new to Judo myself but we have recently had a couple of noob's who stiff arm when we do Randori. Apart from telling them to relax do you have any tips for me on how best to throw them?

  5. Stuart that's quite a tricky topic to write about. I am working on a piece on it for you, but it may be a little while before I'm happy with it.

  6. Finally done Stu. Sorry about the nearly 20 day wait. I will try and do better next time!

  7. Your judo blog sounds interesting. Keep up the posts. If you're interested in newaza tactics, come visit us. Newaza is a great foundation for good tachiwaza.


  8. Hi, I find your blog very interesting and was wondering if you had done any analysis or have any good material on:
    - grip fighting: achieving a "superior" position if there is such a thing, how to break a grip, right hander against left hander (and vice versa)
    - sode tsuri komi goshi (i guess Koga comes to mind), but I have seen some recent use during the Paris World Cup as well.
    Looking forward to hear your thoughts.
    Many thanks

  9. I have done two articles for bullshido on grip fighting.

    You may find them useful.