Archive for the ‘Judo’ Category

The Art of The Choke

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki is one of the most revered and dangerous Judo grapplers to ever come out of Japan.

Small in stature at 130 pounds, he was a giant on the mat, often beating competitors twice his size while choking, pinning and arm locking his way to multiple All Japan Judo weight class championships as well as Judo and Sambo world championships.

Gravitating towards groundwork early on in his Judo development, Kashiwazaki developed a fondness for choking techniques evident in his book “SHIMEWAZA” (translated as ‘choking techniques’), in which he devotes 112 pages strictly to the art of the choke.

Possibly the largest single collection of choking techniques ever compiled, this book is an excellent source and resource for any grappler serious about learning how to choke an opponent from a variety of positions and situations.   Bridging the sublime, Kashiwazaki goes into such detail as to just the right amounts of pressure that need to be applied in order to put your opponent in a deep sleep or light sleep. 

Although written for Judo, many techniques will and do cross-over to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

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Fight Like a Girl Judo Camp

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The second annual ‘Fight Like a Girl’ Judo Camp will be taking place on August 8th and 9th at Royal St. George’s College in Toronto, Ontario.

Guest instructor will be Jacqui Lloyd, 3rd degree black belt, member of The British Masters Judo Squad and instructor at the world-renowned Budokwai Judo Club in England.

This two day Judo Clinic is for girls and women of all ages, ranks and abilities.

For more details, contact Tami Dacks (Event Organizer) – tdacks@gmail.com – or call (416) 565-0282

Note: This is a Judo Ontario Sanctioned pointable event.

Camp Budokan 2009

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Camp Budokan, one of the longest running Judo Camps in Ontario and Canada is back for yet another year.

Established in 1965, Camp Budokan’s Judo Camp delivers an action packed week of unparalleled Judo Instruction, Training and Fitness.

Located in North Oshawa at Camp Samac, Camp Budokan will be held from July 26th to August 1st, 2009 and offers a once in a lifetime experience for beginners, intermediate and elite Judoka alike.  The Camp features internationally respected Judo Coaches, Trainers and Instructors including:

Bill Doherty, 7th Degree Black Belt.  Sensei Doherty is past president of Judo Ontario; former Member of National & Provincial Grading Boards; past member of Judo Canada’s Executive and High Performance Committees and a world-class referee.

Kevin Doherty, 7th Degree Black Belt.  Sensei Kevin Doherty was 1981 World Judo Bronze Medalist, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Judo Team Member as well as many times Canadian Judo Champion who in 1996 was inducted into The Judo Canada Hall of Fame.

Karl Doherty, 5th Degree Black Belt and Camp Director of Camp Budokan.  In addition, Sensei Karl Doherty was a Member of The Canadian National Judo Team from 1978 to 1990; served on the Judo Canada Executive Committee and is President of Budokan Judo Clubs.

The camp focuses on Judo Techniques  including Judo throws and takedowns, takedown defense and grappling techniques (chokes, arm locks, hold downs and other submissions).

To find out more, visit Newmarket Budokan Judo Club today.

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North York Judo Club’s ‘Camp of Champions’ 2009

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The North York Judo Club will be hosting its 3rd annual Camp of Champions from August 16th to 21st.

Held in Selkirk, Ontario the camp will feature premiere Canadian Judoka and Grappler Jean Pierre Cantin whose resume includes:
• Canadian Junior National Coach since 2001
• 12 time Canadian Judo Champion
• Pan American Judo Champion 1990-94
• Judo Olympian – Barcelona 1992

Judoka and/or grapplers serious about improving their skills are invited and should consider attending.

For more information, visit the North York Judo Club Website or contact Nihad Mehmedovic (Camp Director) at (416) 999-5884

Note: Pre-Registration is recommended as attendance is limited.

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Upcoming Judo Tournaments

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

For Judoka, Judo connoisseurs and those that appreciate grappling and the art of the throw are the following local – and not so local – tournaments:

2009 Ontario Schools Judo Championships – Held at The Hershey Centre in Mississauga, this Judo tournament will be run by David Miller, head Judo instructor at Royal St. George’s College, and is open to all Elementary & Secondary School students under 19 years old.  For more information, contact dmiller@rsgc.on.ca.

2009 KC Judo Club Tournament – Hosted by KC Judo Club in Hamilton, this event is sanctioned by Judo Ontario and will be held on June 27th at 45 Ellis Avenue in Hamilton Ontario.  Eligibility includes white to blue belts from ages 7-70.  Contact KC Judo Club  for more information.

2009 Canadian Youth Championships – Held in Calgary, Alberta from July 3rd to July 5th, this event features three age groups; Under 15, Under 17 and Under 20 and will be a qualifying tournament for the Junior World Championships.  Contact Judo Canada for more information.

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Judo in MMA

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Fans of Judo, and Judo in MMA will have to wait for the UFC debut of one of the most talented and decorated Judoka to come out of Japan in recent years. 

The Judo Champion in question is Japanese Judo sensation Satoshi Ishii, gold medal winner in the 100+ kg weight class in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Rather, Ishii has opted to start his MMA career in his home country after the 22 year old received an attractive offer from a Japanese promotion company. 

But chances are good that he’ll eventually make his way to the big show yet.

Not lacking in confidence, and shortly after winning Judo Olympic gold, he challenged Fedor Emelianenko to a match.

Stay tuned…

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