Judo grading

Discussion in 'Judo' started by hewho, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Passed my first Judo grading Wednesday night :) Practical side was fun, Tai otoshi, O goshi, Osoto gari, then three throws with freedom to choose. (Got ippon seoi nage'd by one of the other guys grading, brilliant pressure test of your breakfall!)

    Theory stuff was challenging. My terminology was okay from Jiu Jitsu, but my knowledge of the history of Judo is shaky. Something to work on there.

    Great randori to end the session. Still getting used to the ruleset, but it's always good fun!

    Hopefully competing somewhere in the new year, really looking forward to that.
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  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Nice man! What belt does that put you to?
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  3. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Always good to push your knowledge and experience, congrats!
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  4. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Thanks both. 6th kyu, so red belt :)
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  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Nice work, if you have the official BJA grading book, pretty much all the "theory" questions are covered in it!

    I was always surprised by how cheap judo gradings were, mine were 7.50 each IIRC!
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  6. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

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  7. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Great job, well done :)
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  8. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Oooh. I'll have to grab one of those books! They're £20 now, none of which goes to the club, so can't complain. No judo over Christmas though! :'(
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  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

  10. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Eh, so it does. Nevermind, can't grudge them a fiver!
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  11. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    There's nothing wrong with a club having an income stream that keeps it going!
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