Technical Tuesday

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Technical Tuesday

Please join us online on our Facebook and YouTube channels for some top tips from our National High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.

You can pop over to our YouTube channel or Facebook Page for both videos from Taka, and more from JudoScotland

#Technical Tuesday 22/09/20

With the phased return to the mat underway, have you brushed up on your technical knowledge? The IJF Academy & Kodokan have released a new resource for all judoka which provides videos and coaching points for all techniques. Click the link below and give it a try. #TechnicalTuesday #playingourpart

https://judo.ijf.org/

 

#Technical Tuesday 15/09/20

Sensei Hiroshi Katanishi 8th Dan has now been to Scotland many times to share his philosophy on teaching judo to children. His unique style provides a plethora of tandoku renshu (single person practice) activities to further support coaches through this difficult time where coaching activity for 12 years + has to be adapted. Sensei Katanishi's pedagogical approach is recorded and shown in detail through the IJF app and a simple google search will give you many videos of Sensei Katanishi performing his techniques, with some of it in Scotland (with thanks to Fergus Pirie)

Hiroshi Katanishi

#Technical Tuesday 14/07/20

Once again Technical Tuesday comes to you from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.

Taka is here to show us a combination of two techniques previously covered in the #TechnicalTuesday series, Ouchi-gari and Uchi-mata If you would like to look back at this week’s techniques individually please refer back to video 4 for Ouchi-gari and video 7 for Uchi-mata.

Combining techniques is a fantastic way to throw your opponent and this is a classic demonstration from Taka.

We must remember that it is important to imagine what our partner ‘Uke’ is doing when we perform our technique, however don’t worry if your struggling with this Taka is again here to help.

#TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland #PlayingOurPart

Technical Tuesday with Taka 15

 

 #Technical Tuesday 07/07/20

We are back again, this week with Technical Tuesday number 14 from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.

Taka is here to show us a combination of two techniques previously covered in the #TechnicalTuesday series, Ouchi-gari and Osoto-gari. If you would like to look back at this week’s techniques individually please refer back to video 4 for Ouchi-gari and video 8 for Osoto-gari.

How are you getting on with using your imagination whilst practicing Taka's combinations? This can be really helpful to create the correct movements that will transfer into your randori. Check out Taka's 'shadow' during his tutorial to see how he pictures uke reacting.

#JudoScotland #PlayingOurPart

Technical Tuesday with Taka 14

 

#Technical Tuesday 30/06/20

Technical Tuesday 13 - Ouchi-Gari into Tai-Otoshi Combination with Takafumi Kitahara.

This is Technical Tuesday number 13 from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.

Taka is back to show us a combination of two techniques previously covered in the #TechnicalTuesday series, Ouchi-gari and Tai-otoshi. If you would like to look back at this week’s techniques individually please refer back to video 4 for Ouchi-gari and video 6 for Tai-otoshi.

We understand it is difficult to combine techniques together but we also know how hard it is to throw someone with singular technique, that is why it’s really important to combine (connect) different techniques in order to increase our chances of throwing our partner.

We must remember that it is important to imagine what our partner ‘Uke’ is doing when we perform our technique, however don’t worry if you're struggling with this Taka is again here to help.

#TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland #PlayingOurPart

Technical Tuesday with Taka 13

 

#Technical Tuesday 23/06/20

Technical Tuesday 12 – Kouchi-gari into Seoi-nage ‘combination’ with Takafumi Kitahara. This is Technical Tuesday number 12 from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. Taka is back ‘with a new look’ to show us a very effective combination of two techniques previously covered in the #TechnicalTuesday series, Kouchi-gari and Seoi-nage.  If you would like to look back at this week’s techniques individually please refer back to video 5 for Kouchi-gari and videos 1,2 and 3 for Seoi-nage.  We understand it is difficult to combine techniques together but we also know how hard it is to throw someone with singular technique, that is why it’s really important to combine (connect) different techniques in order to increase our chances of throwing our partner.  In this video Taka also helps us to understand and imagine what our partner ‘Uke’ may look like when we are practising our technique. #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland #PlayingOurPart

Technical Tuesday with Taka 12

 

#TechnicalTuesday 16/06/20

Here we have Technical Tuesday number 11 from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.

This week Taka is showing us Tai-Sabaki (Judo movement). Tai-Sabaki is fundamental when trying to perfect technique, it helps us to build our basic movement before we take on bigger challenges. Tai-Sabaki works well as part of a warm up or preparation for Uchikomi, the more we practice the better we get!!

There is a great opportunity to learn some more Japanese in this clip, can you remember these Japanese words? – Migi = Right, Hidari = Left, Ushiro = Backwards, Mae = Forwards, Ashi = Feet/Legs

Let’s Do it -#TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 11

 

#Technical Tuesday 09/06/20 number 10 is here from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. Taka is here to teach us an alternative to the Ippon Seoi Nage he has previously shown us.  We know some techniques can seem daunting but we think this clip from Taka really breaks down the cross step Ippon Seoi Nage well.  Taka also touches on the previously taught techniques that may ‘open the door’ to us using this cross step Ippon Seoi Nage.  Hands up if Ippon Seoi Nage is your new Tokui Waza?  Let’s Do it - #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 10

#Technical Tuesday 02/06/20 number 9 is here from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara.  This week we are revisiting Ippon Seoi-nage, however the difficulty level has progressed to include 4 different directions using the same technique.  The multi directional Ippon Seoi-nage may take a few attempts to master but we are sure you can do it! Let’s Do it - #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 9

  

#Technical Tuesday 26/05/20 number 8 is here from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. Osoto-gari is the focus for this week’s video, this technique is a great addition to anyone’s Judo repertoire.  As always Taka can help us focus on the finer points of our technique including body positioning, posture and balance.  Let’s Do it - #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 8

 

#Technical Tuesday 19/05/20 number 7 with JudoScotland's Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. Uchi-Mata is the focus for this week's Technical Tuesday. Uchi-Mata is a complex and challenging technique for many, however Taka has broken it down to help us all understand positioning and throwing direction. Let's Do It #Technical Tuesday #JudoScotland.

Technical Tuesday with Taka 7

 

#Technical Tuesday 12/05/20 number 6 from JudoScotland's Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. This week Taka takes us through the finer points of Tai-Otoshi. Whether physically taking part or observing, we are sure there is something for everyone to learn in this Tai-Otoshi demonstration. Let's Do It #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 6

 

#Technical Tuesday 05/05/20 number 5 from JudoScotland’s Asst. High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. Kouchi-Gari is the technique on offer from coach Taka this week. This is the second technique to the rear Taka has shown us. Do you think you can master the Kouchi-Gari movement? Let's Do it - #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 5

 

Technical Tuesday 28/04/20 – A breakdown of Ouchi-Gari from Takafumi Kitahara
Technical Tuesday number 4 from JudoScotland’s High Performance Coach Takafumi Kitahara. This week Taka is showing us Ouchi-Gari, one of his favourite techniques. This is the first technique to the rear we have seen from Taka. We are really excited to give it a go, are you? Let's Do This - #TechnicalTuesday #JudoScotland

Technical Tuesday with Taka 4 

 

In this weeks session (21/04/20) Taka looks at the movement involved in your Seoi Nage, some great exercises to practice at home along with some crucial coaching tips.

Technical Tuesday with Taka 3

 

This week (14/04/20) Taka will give you some more tips to continue to practice your Seoi Nage at home, this time focusing on upper body movement (see last weeks video for lower body movement).

Technical Tuesday with Taka 2

 

Taka is looking at the footwork of a Seoi Nage and is providing some tips and exercises on how to improve it at home. (07/04/20)

Technical Tuesday with Taka

Judo Timeline
  • 1882

    1882

    Jigoro Kano presented his new sport Judo, based on ancient jujitsu, but with various dangerous techniques such as foot and hand strikes removed and with some of his own new techniques added. He called this sport Kodokan Judo. The term Kodokan breaks down into ko (lecture, study, method), do (way or path), and kan (hall or place).

  • 1930

    1930

    The All-Japan Judo Championships was created and was the first official regularly held Judo championship.

  • 1948

    1948

    The British Judo Association was established.

  • 1948

    1948

    The European Judo Union was established.

  • 1951

    1951

    The International Judo Federation was established.

  • 1956

    1956

    The World Judo Championship was created and hosted for the first two year in Japan.

  • 1964

    1964

    Judo was first included in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

  • 1988

    1988

    Judo was first included in the Paralympics at the Seoul, South Korea Paralympic Games.

  • 1990

    1990

    Judo was first introduced the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • 1992

    1992

    Women’s judo was first introduced to the Olympics at the Games in Barcelona, Spain.

  • 1993

    1993

    Joyce Heron won the world bronze medal in Canada.

  • 1999

    1999

    Graeme Randall became World Champion in Birmingham.

  • 2001

    2001

    John Buchanan won world bronze medal in Paris.

  • 2002

    2002

    Graeme Randall became Commonwealth Champion in Manchester.

  • 2007

    2007

    Euan Burton won world bronze medal in Rio.

  • 2010

    2010

    Euan Burton won world bronze medal in Tokyo.

  • 2012

    2012

    Sam Ingram won the Paralympic silver medal in London.

  • 2014

    2014

    Judo became the most successful Scottish sport at a single Commonwealth Games. Scotland won 13 out of a possible 14 medals in Judo.

  • 2016

    2016

    Sally Conway wins Bronze at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, making it the first ever Scottish Olympic Judo Medal.