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it's informative talking to Ninja Jan. 7th, 2009 @ 03:13 pm
andjay
I was talking to Greg from Kageyama on Monday after showing up a week early for the resuming of jitsu classes.

Taking advantage of a dojo with no one to see what I was doing, I decided to finally give rolling with a bokken a try. It presents one with difficulties that are not expected. I'm sure I looked extremely awkward :P

anyway, I was training with the bokken doing various strikes etc and I also tried to look at my positioning when entering for a throw (shadow jitsu beats shadow boxing any day) and I couldn't help but feel that a lot of my positioning when entering for various throws felt a lot like my positioning when I was doing bokken exercises.

So I asked Greg about that. After a long and extremely illuminating conversation, he directed me to search the term "namba-aruki". Check it out, there's too many links to post here, but a simple google search will yield some very interesting articles about the foundation of why we move the way we move in jitsu.

Jon

Learn Jiu Jitsu online Jul. 3rd, 2008 @ 03:54 pm
maytaloosh
Hey!

My friend started learning Jiu-Jitsu, and I must admit I had no idea what it is and I had to look for info online.
While looking for info, I searched this website I usually visit, and came across tons of videos teaching Jiu-Jitsu.

Since this community is relevant, I thougt these videos might interest you as well:
http://www.sutree.com/Learn.aspx?q=Jiu-Jitsu

Hope you like this :D

...and another classic Feb. 24th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm
andjay
http://www.theonion.com/content/video/ninja_parade_slips_through_town

wow check this out Feb. 24th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm
andjay
check out 1:48 of this video.  I want to know what this throw is called :P

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MkuTkdzVb_0

lol Oct. 9th, 2007 @ 10:51 pm
andjay
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/karate_lessons_give_child_self

Certificates Jun. 8th, 2006 @ 07:44 pm
andjay
Hey guys, if Andy doesn't read this, could someone ask him what the status on my certificates is?

Would they possibly be ready by tuesday next week?

Please let me know.

Jon

Cool judo video, quite old Apr. 12th, 2006 @ 06:21 pm
swirlingchaos
This is footage of Mifune Sensei, one of the last 10th dans in Judo. He demonstrates much of our syllabus, mostly replayed in slow motion. There is a nice randori at the end too, where he just toys with his students, most of whom are about twice his size. There is Japanese running commentary, from which you can generally pick out the names of the throws.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3748489073060595313&q=judo&pl=true

Definitely worth checking out.

Trent Jitsu Dec. 4th, 2005 @ 02:14 am
silvaradragon
How'd the grading go?

OMG Nov. 9th, 2005 @ 09:47 pm
andjay
paste this link in your WMP Open URL address:

http://neo.usethesource.org/%7Edevourment77/mgun.wmv


you will not fucking believe this...


Jon

Guest Instructor Sep. 23rd, 2005 @ 12:17 pm
andydobie
For any Peterborough students: Kevin Brooker Sensei, 1st Dan, from the Plymouth University (UK) club will be at the Peterborough YMCA session next Thursday (29th).

Andy.
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