Pacific Judo & Spokane Judo Demonstration

Last weekend as part of the Hoopfest activities, Pacific Judo was asked to put on a judo demonstration.
The demonstration was part of the half time show for one of the pre-hoopfest basketball games on Friday.
Sensei Paul Ziegman at Pacific put together an excellent demonstration which he practiced extensively prior to the event. The result was an extremely professional display that highlighted many of the skills and techniques that are part of judo.
Spokane Judo had Miles Lewis and Alaina Gott participate.
Here is a video of the demonstration.

Abe Rocha taking gold at the 2011 Continental Crown

Due to a pushup fueled mental haze, I somehow never posted this video or gave a link to Abe to watch him destroy the competition way back at the 2011 Continental Crown.  Here is a link to his three fights, which if you’ll recall earned him his Green Belt due to his utter domination of his opponents.  Well done Abe!

Watch this video!

Everyone, I ran across this video and you should all watch it.  Sensei Brett often talks about how uchi-komi should be explosive as if you really planned to throw.  These folks are doing that.  Also, watch their combinations, how explosive and powerful and quickly they move from technique to technique until the throw.  We should do that too.  Finally, look at their kuzushi – look how high they are pulling the sleeve arm – this is what our kuzushi should be like.

If we practice our uchi-komi slowly, without power, and without real unbalancing with explosive and high sleeve pulls, we will never get a successful throw.