Sunday, 13 July 2008

Morote Seonage

Well, after nearly 16years off the mat I finally returned with avengance joining in the with the "seniors" in the joint class - a mix of Long Tower Club members and our own.

The seniors are in fact 15 - 18 years olds, and including myself there were 7 of us - highest ranked judoka on the night being Johnathan McGowan, a very promising up and coming star.

Not sure who it was, but during the technique practices my ribs took a knock and I am in agony right now - just a lesson to remind me that I'm a 40-year old and not a teenager! Certainly felt good though throwing morote seoinage again, and though I probably only say it myself, it seemed technically correct as well.

Some randori finished off the seniors session before some fun with the youngsters - its amazing how much came back to me once I was actually partnered up; and I have to say, the two blue belt girls from Long Tower - what a fight they put up!

Mental note to self - practice counter throws ready for the next session!

No session 18 Jul

There will be no club session on Fri 18 Jul.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Who are the following?

The following are names of two of the clubs instructors in Japanese - first name only - but which is which?

Scores in Judo

In Judo competition the objective is to score an ippon (one full point). Once such a score is obtained the competition ends.

If the time runs out with neither contestant scoring an ippon, then the referee will award the win to the contestant who has the next highest score. For example a contestant with one yuko would win against an opponent who scored 4 kokas.

Ippon : An ippon can be scored by one of the following methods:

Executing a skillful throwing technique which results in one contestant being thrown largely on the back with considerable force or speed.
Maintaining a pin for 25 seconds.
One contestant cannot continue and gives up.
One contestant is disqualified for violating the rules (hansoku-make).
Applying an effective armbar or an effective stranglehold (this does not usually apply for children).

Waza-ari: A waza-ari can be earned by: 1) a throwing technique that is not quite an ippon (for example the opponent lands only partly on the back, or with less force than required for ippon); 2) holding one contestant in a pin for 20 seconds; or 3) when the opponent violates the rules (shido) three times.

Yuko : 5 points The number of yuko scores is unlimited. If during a contest one judoka scores 3 yukos; the othera waza-ari, than waza-ari wins. The points are more important than the number of scores.

Yuko score:
A throw that is partially lacking in two of three elements necessary for ippon
A hold-down for 15-19 seconds
Opponent got two penalties

Koka = 3 points.The number of koka scores is unlimited. Koka score:

When Uke lands on his thigh or buttocks
A hold-down for 10 - 14 seconds
Opponent got a shido.

The Instructors

The club is very fortunate to have some highly experienced instructors.

Derry City Grassroots Development Officer Jim Toland who is himself 3 times world masters champion and Northern Ireland coach

Jim is assisted by 2 times world masters champion and commonwealth silver medallist, Dr Lisa Bradley.

The club is assisted by instructors from other clubs in the L'Derry area.

Welcome to the St Columbs Park Judo Club

Hi, and welcome to this the St Columbs Park Judo Club blogsite. The idea is that this site will form the basis of a new site that we are building for the Club and its members - in the meantime it will give existing members reminders of whats been covered in the training sessions, and at the same time give prospective new members an idea of what judo is and what the club does.

You are welcome to leave comments/responses to questions and posts made on the site, but they will be monitored before being shown on the site, just in case anyone tries to post anything that they shouldn't. If you want to start a post on the site contact us and we'll send you details on what to do.