October 28, 2019

Today we look at weight transfer in a ashi-waza combination between ko-soto-gari and o-soto-gari which works with same sided fighters but even better with opposite sided fighters. This combination is great if you don't have the speed to attack directly after the ko-sot...

March 7, 2018

Uchi-Mata is the KING of all throws! These are some of the variations we work at RocJudo. I tried to alternate between left sided and right sided and do them at a medium pace so everyone could get an idea of the dyanmics.

March 1, 2018

 Tai Otoshi, "Body Drop" is one of the most effective, and hardest throws in Judo. One reason Tai Otoshi is so hard, is that the dynamics of the throw are very different from any other forward throw in Judo. Instead of closing the distance between your opponent, with T...

December 17, 2017

A student asked "If 10 commandments for Judo existed, what would they be?". I thought about it for a few days and this is what came to mind. What do you think?

1. Respect everyone. Work towards their, and your, well-being

The founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano, said that the u...

December 13, 2017

Years ago I was taking a break with a fellow competitor after randori, they had a frustrated look on their face and said to me as they threw their belt in their bag “Man, I am in a slump, every class I feel like I am doing worse than the last one. Feels like I can’t do...

November 26, 2017

If you are like me, you can't get enough of everything grappling. Judo, BJJ, Sambo, Wrestling, Sumo...the list goes on. What most people might not know is that there is a wealth of pages and groups on Facebook dedicated to bringing you an endless supply of high quality...

November 11, 2017

Congratulations to our adult students promoted at the recent promotional! These individuals have been working extremely hard this year, and did fantastic on their examinations:

Leigh Strimple                   Shichikyu (Yellow Belt)...

November 6, 2017

Keeping kids engaged while still teaching them valuable skills is a tough task for any instructor. Working with kids Judo programs in Rochester NY since I was a kid myself, I've picked up on some great FUN ways to teach students skills they will use during their entire...

October 29, 2017

1. You get physically reconstructed into a better, healthier, version of  you.

No matter what shape you are in before you start Judo or JiuJitsu, most are going to spend the first 3-6 months feeling like they are being broken down and reconstructed. For some, this is a...

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