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Judo training methods require mental health

21 May 2020 13:55 / judo news, results and photos

In this time of uncertainty top athletes need to stay fit as they are unaware when the competition starts up again. We expect it will take some time but slowly clubs are opening again, outside and in the future indoor again. However it’s not just staying fit. Right in the period it’s a matter of mental health. You will need that at the Olympics when all circumstances will change the expectations.

While Judo has been neglected as a sport for decades, it has a lot to offer when it comes to holistic health and balancing your mind, body, and spirit. The participants need not only physical strength but also mental and spiritual balance. Even better, Judo is more than just a sport. It’s a life education that helps the players understand their full potential beyond their first thought, testing their body and mind against their opponents.

When it comes to training, there are three types of training methods used by different Judo masters all over the world. These methods include Kata (formal exercises), Randori (freestyle fighting), and Shiai (competitions). Here’s everything you need to know about these three Judo training techniques.

Kata – Formal Exercises

In formal exercises, the trainer helps the participants to determine instances where attack or defense might be necessary. That involves establishing rules for body motion control according to Judo theory and practice based on set movement rules.

Randori – Freestyle Fighting

In Randori, two participants practice together by freely using throws and grappling techniques to refine their skills. In matches, these techniques are used when the main aim is to defeat the opponent. For this reason, the Judo training order calls for lots of freestyle fighting and match participation.

Shiai – Matches

Once you’re slightly experienced in Judo, you can choose what you need for specialized training and incorporate it into your formal exercise training. That’s where matches come in handy, as they help you incorporate all your kills in real-life situations.

How to Practice Judo

When it comes to practicing Judo, there are three different ways to do it. The first rapid practicing technique is used when playing against a person who’s better than you at Judo. With this type of practice, you should be ready to be thrown a great deal. In Japan, this type of practice is known as throw-away practice or sutekeiko.

The second practicing method in Judo involves using the same approach against an opponent who has the same level of skills as you. Alternatively, you can use the third practice method, which involves practicing against an opponent who’s not as good as you are in Judo. However, that’s not a chance for you to show your superiority to the lesser opponent using the strength of your arms and body.

Tips For Successful Judo Training

> It’s Wrong To Practice To Win

In most martial arts sports, players practice winning. However, that’s a wrong approach when it comes to Judo. In this martial sport, practicing to advance your skills is the most fundamental approach you need to master since the main aim is to progress and not to win. That means practicing with the sole aim of learning body movements and individual fighting techniques.

> Road To Progress

While everyone starting at Judo desires to be great in a few months, it’s not always possible. The path to progress might seem difficult, though you’ll get a lot of experience as you continue to train. For starters, you should consider getting into matches once you have enough training in getting thrown and applying attacks.

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