KOKAKIDS - Junior Judo Magazine
Kokakids - Junior Judo Magazine

Five Judo Drills that Teach Movement

Five Judo Drills: That Teach Movement

Here are five judo drills that teach movement.

For more skills take a look at  Top Ten Throws and Advanced Judo; two resources that will help the judo coach teach technique, movement and combinations.

 

JUDO DRILLS 1 KAKARI GEIKO

Our number one drill for creating movement is Kakari-Geiko.

Moving in all directions, all over the mat focus on one techique or a combination of techniques.

Tori should help uke providing situations and allowing uke to turn in.

 

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JUDO DRILLS 2 FAST FEET

The aim is to move from one ashi-waza to the next, making uke react to each one, but without throwing.

Try this circle.

Start with an ouchi-gari, as uke steps off, follow up with a kouchi-gari, then into osoto-gari. As uke evades the osoto-gari follow up with a de-ashi barai.

Then, the circle can begin again.

How many times can your judoka do the full circle in one minute?

 

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JUDO DRILLS 3 JUDO-NASTICS

Judo drills can be used to speed up the entry and improve timing of the judo throw.

Uke does a forward roll.

Tori needs to anticipate the movement and as uke stands up, grip and turn in for a morote seoi-nage.

This drill works well with most forward throws.

 

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JUDO DRILLS 4. CARTWHEEL HARAI

A harder version of the previous drill.

This time uke does a cartwheel. Tori must anticipate the movement (and keep their distance) and once the cartwheel has finished move in to take a grip and attack or throw with harai-goshi.

The idea is the cartwheel creates the circular movement needed for throws like harai-goshi and osoto-gari.

 

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JUDO DRILLS 5. SUMI ROLL

A great drill to help judoka improve falling and rolling skills and to build up towards sutemi-waza.

Uke and Tori hold each others ankles. It is then up to tori to do a forward roll. As they roll, uke will stand up.

The pair can continue the roll down the length of the mat.

 

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