The Gathering: Technical Excellence - what's it all about?
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The Gathering: Technical Excellence - what's it all about?Posted: 16/08/2019
You asked and we delivered! As an extension of our annual The Gathering event, we’ve introduced The Gathering: Technical Excellence sessions as a tool for further development.
The Gathering is our annual event which allows judoka both young and old, as well as coaches and players, to learn from world-renowned experts in judo. Development is a recurring theme through the years for any judoka; the importance of developing a judoka’s fundamental movements to a high level of performance and understanding is high, to allow them to perform techniques in a skilful manner.
The Technical Excellence sessions were created as an extension of The Gathering and continue to deliver the principles of Kuzushi, Tsukuri, Kake & Kime for each Tachiwaza (standing) technique. Each session covers a different area such as:
- Throws to the front on two feet
- Throws to the front on one foot
- Throws to the rear
with a further look at
- Kansetsu-Waza / Shime-Waza
Tachiwaza principles description
Preparation: Preparatory movements moving Uke into an unstable (disadvantageous) position.
"An action to unbalance Uke in preparation for throwing".
“Fitting in”: The final un-stabilising action
"An action to set up a throw after breaking the Uke's balance".
Execution: The application of force to execute the throwing action
"An action used to execute a technique such as a throw after breaking the Uke's balance and setting him in a disadvantageous position".
Completion: Controlled finalisation of the throwing action
"An action that completes a technique such as a throw decisively using good form".
Our next session will be with JudoScotland head coach and double world medallist & Commonwealth Champion Euan Burton MBE who will be concentrating on throws to the front on one foot (Uchi Mata, Harai Goshi) and also Osaekomi-Waza. As above, this session is designed to ensure that the judoka has a full understanding of the principles mentioned, as well as a sound understanding of basic body control, positioning and the application of force in Newaza.
The Gathering: Technical Excellence with Euan Burton MBE.
Date: 26th August 2019
Venue: JudoScotland, EICA-Ratho, Newbridge, EH28 8AA