Judo-For-Self-Defense.com FAQ



Site Map 

  1. Q. Why some links on the Site Map aren’t valid?

A. Judo, in all its forms and applications, is very wide and expending subject. To reflect this Judo-For-Self-Defense.com site is, and always will be, under development. Site Map serves as the site index and, as need arise, new topic is defined in the Site Map first, way before it published. Check Judo-for-self-defense.com Publishing News Blog for latest additions to the site.

  1. Q. Why link text in the Site Map not exactly matching name or title of the linked page?

A. Site Map serves not only as the site technical index, but as the site definition as well. It’s defining the subject of Judo-For-Self-Defense.com site in whole and creates relations between different sub-elements (such sport, self-defense, training, etc.). On the other side, each page is build as self-contained entry that can be seen by itself as well as a part of the whole site. Therefore, as page name, title, and headline should describe page by itself, its representation (link) on the Site Map should describe it in the contest of the site.

  1. Q. It’s not Site Map question, but… Why your site named Judo-For-Self-Defense.com, but banner says “Just Other Judo Page…”?

A. Judo is very large topic and my approach to it isn’t very traditional from official Kodokan or IJF perspective. In the banner I want to express my believe that when it is one Judo it is more then one way to see, represent, and develop it. It is always place for other Judo page out there. As I can’t use “Just Other Judo Page…” for site name as it will be non-descriptive and confusing, I chose to leave this phrase as the banner and name site Judo-For-Self-Defense.com as it better describes what my site is about (as it’s not about sport Judo score tracing or about any particular Judo club, for example).  


Judo Styles

  1. Q. Your site listing many styles of Judo. What particular style you are trained in?

A. My specialty is SAMBO. In addition to this, I have instructor certificate in Krav Maga from Eli Avikzar.

  1. Q. Why you’re listing as Judo styles many martial arts and combat sports that traditionally not linked to it anyhow or derived from it, but not having any affiliation with Judo anymore?

A. This is why it’s other Judo page… I see Judo from its original perspective, as I expect Dr. Kano saw it. Judo evolved a lot from its origins in 1880th Meiji Japan. Role of Japanese traditions in Judo foundation is hard to overestimate, but if, by God’s providence, Dr. Kano would develop his Judo in England in the same years, it would be based on bare knuckle boxing.

  1. Q. Why you’re writing Judo as a name, starting with capital letter, and jujutsu – all in low case?

A. Because Judo is a name of a very particular martial art school derived from jujutsu and created by Dr. Kano, and jujutsu is all-inclusive Japanese name for all its hand-to-hand combat styles.


Combat & Self-Defense

  1. Q. What is your expected audience from self-defense perspective?

A. This site is primarily addressing issues of civilian self-defense. However, some discussions geared toward police application as well.


Training & Coaching

  1. Q. Do you run your own dojo?

A. No, I don’t. I’m working eight-to-five as a software engineer to put bread on my family’s table and writing Judo-For-Self-Defense.com site in my spare time (if I have any J). As Bob Orlando said in his very thoughtful and provoking “Martial Arts in America” book, the best reason to open dojo is to be able to train your own way. I’m not as lucky as Mr. Orlando yet. I just created my site to define what my dojo can be about and maybe one day…






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