training? What is Judo training about and how it’s different? Is
training in Martial Arts different from training in any other human
questions are rarely asked as anyone has his very clear understanding
of what “training” means (say “professional training” or say “horse
training”). The common
understanding of training is very generic by its nature.
So, how training in Judo is different?
When we’re talking about training we’re assuming
preparation to some specific activity (let say practicing medicine –
“medical training”), but in case of Martial Arts target activity is
very unclear as it can be anything from diffusion of hostility to
violent attack and anything in-between. Training in combat sport is
much more focused on the other hand – its target is a tournament
success and training is focused on developing physical and technical
skills needed for this.
therefore is bi-focal as Judo is a Martial Art as well as a combat
sport. Very often nowadays Judo trained only as a sport (be it Olympic
Judo, BJJ, or SAMBO), but Martial Art Judo always a combination of
combat/self-defense training with sport training even some individual
judokas may never take part in formal tournaments. Judo as combat sport
training is central for Judo as Martial Art training and it’s one of
key training innovations introduced by Dr. Kano
into traditional jujutsu curriculum.
point of view it worth one another time to clarify the place of Judo
sport competitions in the overall picture: competitive Judo sport fight
(shai) is a form of
training for combat, but not (sic!) imitation
of it. Preparation and participation in competitive sport fights
developing such physical and mental qualities as endurance, resistance
to physical pressure, resistance to psychological pressure, and ability
to refine subtitle technical points (that within sport rules) under
most adverse conditions.
sport Judo helps to develop strong Martial art skills, but not
substitute for it. When it’s clear what qualities competitive sport
Judo helps to develop, it’s more important to understand what it’s not.
deploys directly next to nothing of combat applicable techniques. Not
all sport techniques applicable in combat and self-defense at all and,
even as a name of technique for sport and combat will be the same,
the sport version has its
specifics defined by rules. Adhesion to effective sport techniques in
combat and self-defense situations can cause problems to the level that
render all training ineffective. To overcome this issue we need to turn
combat training principals.
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