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2/12/11 3:53 PM
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It's great how threatened Judokis are at change. You'd imagine that would not be the case.
2/12/11 5:51 PM
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Wrong he started judo in his late teens and sambo as a kid.

I'm sorry, but I think you are wrong. While judo and sambo
are nowadays mostly practiced together, Fedor did start in judo as a small kid (and almost immediately after that in sport sambo too). There is several interviews where this information is available.

About the friction... There is probably still some clubs where people purely concentrate on sambo and do not compete in judo. At least my experience is these guys have slightly different stance. Partly probably due to different rule set and because of difference between kurtka and judogi, but there is also some differences in footwork that I have always thought to be related to softer mats with more friction. In particular this is visible on side movement. Then again I'm not a sambo specialist and have trained in only few places in Russia.

2/12/11 10:04 PM
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Ok I will double check my source. As far as friction it did not change the way stand and I started with wrestling and sambo as a kid and judo in my twenties. Wearing shoes changed the way I moved.
2/12/11 10:07 PM
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gbutts

Wrong he started judo in his late teens and sambo as a kid.

I'm sorry, but I think you are wrong. While judo and sambo
are nowadays mostly practiced together, Fedor did start in judo as a small kid (and almost immediately after that in sport sambo too). There is several interviews where this information is available.

About the friction... There is probably still some clubs where people purely concentrate on sambo and do not compete in judo. At least my experience is these guys have slightly different stance. Partly probably due to different rule set and because of difference between kurtka and judogi, but there is also some differences in footwork that I have always thought to be related to softer mats with more friction. In particular this is visible on side movement. Then again I'm not a sambo specialist and have trained in only few places in Russia.



I agree about the movement


2/15/11 8:25 PM
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Since I was a kid, we have the habit of doing uchi komi and nage komi on both sides. My judo stance is with the left foot forward while placing my right hand on my lapel. That's when my grip game starts and it is my preference when I am using a gi.
For no gi, my right foot is forward.
As far as striking, my left foot is forward and I've seem lots of strikers changing their stance to right and been very successful, so, I guess, there is no wrong way of doing it.
2/27/11 1:01 PM
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quijote -  Ok so I finally broke down and starting really do Judo left foot forward like I fight in MMA. It is tough but I am going to do it for a month (atleast) of Judo and a month in wrestling.
I have already noticed that grip fighting is the toughest part of randori now. I am not used to what being out of position feels like and I am still trying to get a good grip when they throw me. I am sure I will get over that, but because of this thread I am going to give this a good honest try.
Do you guys think that a month (twice a week of judo and twice a week of wrestling) is a good enough time period to make a decision?


Today this mma fighter who does judo with his right foot in but boxes with left foot in front thank me for advising him to pick a side (left or right foot in front). He chose to do left foot judo because he has been boxing longer than he has been doing judo. He said it that after two months his judo felt more natural in the left foot stance.

Let me know how it works for you.
Its been a little over a month or so and I have to say that I love it. I discovered that it is becoming natural to switch stances and create opportunities for myself a lot easier. Left foot forward has made a big difference in my Judo for sure. I just did my first tournament and had a kosoto gake for ippon and a seoi nage with a right handed grip but a left sided throw. I took first and I for sure think switching stances was an advantage for my game. I will continue to play from both sides no doubt.
This turned out to be a good thread for me.
 

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