Judo Teaching vs. Judo Coaching
Judo teaching has multiple goals defined by Dr. Kano in the process of
on the base of traditional Japanese jujutsu.
set of physical and moral targets. When importance of moral and
aspects of Judo study should not be underestimated, I’m not qualified
discuss it as I don’t have first hand knowledge nor a sufficient study
Japanese culture of late 19th – early 20th
created ultimate social environment for Dr. Kano’s work. When Judo
from Japanese-only to international sport discipline and martial art,
transformation covered primarily the physical aspects of the art
philosophical aspects to remain as a part of traditional and modern
nothing unique to Judo: as, and if, any philosophical study moves out
original environment it’s changing its meaning and takes life of its
own in a
form that may never been originally intended or even anticipated.
other hand the study of the physical aspects of Judo as sport
martial art has very well defined set of goals. And those goals can be
to two groups:
of the technique of Judo as a complete discipline in all its complexity
student to apply effectively Judo technique in sport, combat, and
The first group – is the Judo teaching.
As the result of those study student expects to know the full range of
technique, its classification, applicability to different combat
been able to provide basic instructions to anyone without regard to
in physical skills (as featherweight should be able to instruct
other way around).
The second group – is the Judo
In coaching your only goal is to make your student to be able to
technique in variety of situations, but not necessary to know to
nor to know full range of Judo technical arsenal as it may not be
his particular physical skills.
knowledge is a very common qualification requirement for attaining
level. More then this – traditionally from Dr. Kano times rank from 5th
dan up are more teaching skills based than actual combat power. This is
“double-edge sword” as in common presumption the higher rank should be
fighter. This presumption cause problem when Judo was introduced in the
States in early 20th century as Mitsuyo
Maeda was “rescuing” Tsunejiro
Tomita who had higher
ranking, but lower fighting capacity.
on the other hand, is a much less martial art
concept, but general sport practice. The good (and fanny)
way to get sense what is coaching
in Martial Arts is to watch “Kung-Fu
Panda” animation from DreamWorks – this trailer
has some short
parts of it (sometimes good stuff comes