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11/1/11 9:35 AM
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panic686
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I am just beginning judo and would really appreciate suggestions for learning the terms and language. I pick up on the grappling ok, but am very much struggling with the language. I know a few terms here or there but would really like to pick them up fully.


Any suggestions on books or online resources where I can learn them in the order a begginer is expected to? I am a visual guy so reading will help me a lot.

I appreciate any help or suggestions!
11/1/11 11:07 PM
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11/2/11 12:02 AM
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check out judoinfo

its ben reinhardt's site, and has all the terminology, etc you can ever wish for.
11/2/11 9:00 AM
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Do you think I should just start looking at terms or is there a prescribed order I should learn them in?
11/2/11 9:17 AM
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just go with the ones you hear the most often. Honestly, there aren't a ton, unless the dojo is being retarded.
11/3/11 3:34 PM
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I would start with learning to count to 10. I wouldn't worry about it too much, most you will learn naturally through immersion in class. Just pay attention to whst the tech is called and ask for the translation (after the instructor is finished). If you are like me, you will have all the major throw names mastered before you can even perform one lol.
11/3/11 3:52 PM
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mjm345 - I would start with learning to count to 10. I wouldn't worry about it too much, most you will learn naturally through immersion in class. Just pay attention to whst the tech is called and ask for the translation (after the instructor is finished). If you are like me, you will have all the major throw names mastered before you can even perform one lol.



Haha I am actually the opposite. In this and bjj I tend to pick up on what I am doing quickly but then do not know the actual names for them.
11/3/11 7:38 PM
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A good book I used as a newbie was Kodokan Judo by Jigoro Kano. 2nd - Judo Unleashed by Neil Ohlenkamp.3rd - Best judo by Isao Inokuma and Nobuyuki Sato. 4th -The Canon of Judo by (the diciple of Kano) Kyuzo Mifune.
11/4/11 9:44 AM
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Thank you, judoblackbelt! I am such a visually learning guy that these books will help immensely.
12/20/11 8:12 PM
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http://www.judo-caja.com/belttest.html


12/20/11 8:24 PM
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I got "uke" and "tori" confused for my first year. Same with "uchi-komi" and "ukemi." Needless to say, I have a terrible memory and learn terminology poorly.
12/21/11 8:26 AM
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They also reversed the belt/gi color order in contests(shiai
. First name called out is white belt or white gi. 2nd name called out is blue belt or blue gi. Don't feel bad a yellow belt asked me if I wanted to practice kumi kata and I didn't know what he was talking about. Then I said grip fighting? Never heard anyone use that terminology before.
12/21/11 9:03 AM
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thanks for the further advise. So far, I am best at just remembering the throws I like the best but I reallly want to get an understanding of the language.
12/21/11 9:17 AM
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Some easy ones are to break down the throws:
O - major
Ko - Minor
Soto - Outer
Uchi - Inner
Gari - Reap
Gake - Hook

O - Soto - Gari : Major Outer Reap
O - Uchi - Gari : Major Inner Reap

and so on.
12/21/11 9:41 AM
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FreestyleJJ - Some easy ones are to break down the throws:
O - major
Ko - Minor
Soto - Outer
Uchi - Inner
Gari - Reap
Gake - Hook

O - Soto - Gari : Major Outer Reap
O - Uchi - Gari : Major Inner Reap

and so on.



Thank you. I do struggle with mixing up reaps and hooks a bit still for the actual moves.

Do you happen to knowa break down for basic counting? If not, I will look it up but it seems like you know your terminology pretty well.
12/22/11 10:27 AM
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FreestyleJJ - Some easy ones are to break down the throws:
O - major
Ko - Minor
Soto - Outer
Uchi - Inner
Gari - Reap
Gake - Hook

O - Soto - Gari : Major Outer Reap
O - Uchi - Gari : Major Inner Reap

and so on.


Yeah, if you learn what the individual words mean it's easy, since the throws are usually reasonably well described. You learn 20-30 words and you can name almost all judo techniques.

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