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8/11/10 6:56 PM
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FatBuddha
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Had some cool training experiences this last month. Left the Valente Brothers in Miami and went to Japan for a little over 2 weeks. The first week was a 8 hour a day Judo training camp at the Kodokan, the second week was less judo, but at the end of it, I visited the Kyoto University Judo club for 2 days (one of the last outposts of Kosen Judo). Then on a layover on the way back from Tokyo, I trained with Relson Gracie in Hawaii in his garage. Now I am seriously and severely jet lagged. Going to take a few days to process the whole trip.
8/13/10 12:02 PM
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 Sounds like a helluva trip!!  How many bruises did you bring home with you?!
8/13/10 1:34 PM
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Looking forward to hearing about it.

Are the Kodokan guys and the Kyoto guys cool and technical, or sort of rough? There is great judo here in Korea, but almost no one does it after their competetive career is over (25 or so), and so it tends to be very rough.
8/13/10 11:04 PM
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thanks alvo69 - A lot!

John - thanks. Both the Kodokan and Kyoto players were super technical. Im not sure if I understand exactly what you mean by rough, but players from both schools were very precise and technical.

The Kyoto players were younger (college age) than the Kodokan instructors of course, but the Kodokan instructors still had active competitors (except of course the old red belts and older black belts who lectured)
8/16/10 3:23 AM
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Thanks, FB.

That is one of the main differences--among many--between Japan and Korea. As well as the Koreans do in international judo, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, etc., almost zero adults practice these sports/arts.

They do a bit of TKD or Hapkido when they are very young, and then they quit. Almost anyone who does these things past junior high school is doing so as a fulltime competitor, vying for the Olympics or some other international competition. Once they win, or fail to win, they most often quit for good, smoke and drink a lot, and get fat. Bummer.
8/17/10 10:33 AM
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8/21/10 3:44 PM
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John Frankl

You said: "That is one of the main differences--among many--between Japan and Korea. As well as the Koreans do in international judo, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, etc., almost zero adults practice these sports/arts."


Wow! That is fascinating! Honestly, it is extremely interesting to come across such information because, at least for me, it give insight into how various cultures deal with various things of life.

I would assume that in the Korean culture sports and physical activities are thought to be activities for the young.
8/22/10 5:32 AM
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Hell yes. Adults are expected to do adult things--work hard (well, put in the hours at least), bring home the bacon, have kids (sons if possible),smoke a reasonable number of "tarmbays" (relieves stress and clears the mind), and pay close attention to what other people think. Being fat means you are doing the right things. Being in "shape" means you are being selfish and immature.
8/23/10 6:35 PM
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Interesting!
8/28/10 7:21 PM
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Can you give us a brief description of a Kodokan and Kyoto classes?

Warm up? Uchikomi? technique(how many per class)? Randor(what % of the class)

Newaza?

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