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Ashi-Waza: 5 Best Leg Throws For Beginners

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Ashi-Waza

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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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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Judo Turnovers for Beginners

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Judo Turnovers for Beginners

Judo Turnover for Beginners

Why do we need to learn groundwork turnovers?

Judo turnovers for beginners are a must but too often judoka come unstuck on the ground at the first hurdle.

Their partner blocks by going on all fours.

And they don’t know what to do.

How to get their partner onto their back to hold them down from this defence?

How to turn your partner over onto their back?

This is a great judo turnover for beginners to learn to break through that defence, and here’s how to do it:

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How to Teach Newaza

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How to Turn Toketa into Osae-Komi

Teach Judo Groundwork

 

Teach this ne-waza drill to help your judoka get past defences and into a hold down. At the end of this post there is a free Certificate for you to download and give to your judoka once they’ve learnt this skill.

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How to throw with Morote Seoi Nage

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How to throw with Morote Seoi Nage? Here are 5 tips to help you with this spectacular throw which works well in combination or as a direct attack.

Morote Seoi Nage features in the judo books and is one of waza in the coaching resource: top ten throws.

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How to throw with Ouchi-Gari

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How to throw with Ouchi-Gari? Read on for this tutorial on how to throw with this rear judo throw.

Ouchi-Gari features in the judo books and also in the Coaching Resource: Top Ten Throws.

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