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Judo Basics – Start with Breakfalls & Holds

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Judo Basics – which of our books are best for beginners?

Judo basics are important to get right. They form the foundation to everything you will learn later.

But, where to start?

This was a question I was asked recently by a parent whose child had just started judo:

Which of the judo books are best for beginners?

I suggest judo beginners should start with these two judo books that cover the judo basics about Hold Downs and Breakfalls:

1. 10 Holds Judo Hold Downs & 10 Groundwork Challenges
2. Learn Judo Breakfalls & 10 Agility Tests

Read on to find out more about each book, about how they cover the judo basics and how they can can help your child learn more about judo.

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Ashi-Waza: 5 Best Leg Throws For Beginners

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Ashi-Waza are not easy to learn. They require timing and a great deal of practise to perfect.

But they are an essential skill and beginners should start learning them as early as possible.

Why? Because great footwork means great throwing skills.

Ashi-waza develops movement, it is key to breaking balance and forms the building block to many judo combinations like for example Osoto-Gari into Uchi-Mata.

Ready to get going? We suggest your start with these five throws:

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Judo Moral Code by Jigoro Kano

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What is the Judo Moral Code?

The judo moral code is a set of ethics and values invented by Jigoro Kano. Judoka should uphold the moral code both on and off the mat.

The code is made up of eight values: courtesy, courage, honesty, honour, modesty, respect, self-control nd friendship.

Learning judo’s philosophy is as important as learning the judo throws. 

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Five Judo Drills that Teach Movement

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Five Judo Drills: That Teach Movement

Judo drills can help us improve our judo throws. Here are five exercises that teach movement, timing, speed and entry. They are also a lot of fun to do.

Making your judo lessons fun and memorable is the first part to motivating your judoka and to grow your dojo membership.

For more inspiration take a look these 32 judo games for juniors, and here is the Ultimate Guide to Every Judo Technique.

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How To Do Judo Throws – 7 Key Stages

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How to do judo throws

How to do judo throws is something every beginner judoka wants to know. Learning to throw comes with lots of practice. But here are seven key points to focus on to give you a head start.

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Judo Banners – Make an Impact at your Dojo

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Judo Banners will be back soon! In the meantime check out this post on how to grow your dojo and look at ways to make judo lessons both fun and memorable.

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