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Japanese Terminology for Ju Jitsu and Judo Throws

This throw works best when used as a follow-up to a failed hip throw.

Tori (person executing technique) grasps Uke (Player receiving the technique) sleeve with his Pulling hand and the collar with his lifting hand, and steps forward toward Uke (Player receiving opponent’s attack). The throw is executed by placing the leg against the opponent’s leg (between his knee and shin), then using the rotation of arms and body to throw the opponent down in a swinging motion. Tori (person performing technique) twists his body in a sudden motion without allowing his body to tilt too much. opponent’s attack) legs while spinning on his foot to turn his back toward Uke (Player receiving opponent’s attack).

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When is the best time to start Children’s Marial Arts Training?

It really varies depending on the child and depending on the school you are looking to take them to. Some children are ready very early on, others not until they are a bit older. However, that being said, if a childrens Martial Arts Class is designed for Toddlers, concentrating on developing Gross Motor Skills (simple body movements) and very much fun and games based, they are much more likely to take to it at a younger age.

The most important thing is to give kids the best possible introduction and ensure they have fun. This way they are more likely to stay with it and develop their skills. Childrens Martial Arts classes offer so mant great benefits:

  • Develop Gross Motor Skills
  • Focus
  • Discipline
  • Increase Confidence and Self Esteem
  • Increase Strength
  • Improve Flexibility
  • Learn Safety Skills
  • Improve Balance and Coordination
  • Weight Control
  • Learn Personal Values
  • Increase Energy
  • Stop or Prevent Bullying
  • Anger Control
  • Leadership Skills

The list goes on. You can see a broad range of benefits that pretty much all children could do with. Even if they are involved in other sporting activities, childrens Martial Arts Classes will supplement them very well.

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I was recently asked by a parent of one of my Kids Martial Arts Classes “Is Ju Jitsu For Women”? I answered “it certainly is, in fact it was my Mother who first got me interested as she trained for several years”. There are so many benefits for women including Ju Jitsu being great as a system of Self Defence.Other benefit are based around fitness, health and confidence.

I started looking for Videos of Ju Jitsu for Women and I really couldn’t find much good content. I did find a very old video below which tweaked my interes after a couple of showings.

At a first glance this video below looks like just an old piece of filming that you could easily avoid. However, at a closer look it’s very impressive. These are all regular Techniques carried out by a woman wearing a skirt and High Heel shoes. It’s difficult enough to carry out techniques like this on a Martial Arts Mat, wearing a uniform and with bare feet. The techniques are basic enough but still to carry them out in such clothing is quite something. It also raises the point that you do need to be training sometimes in the type of clothes you normally wear outside.

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In Self Defence your techniques must be simple to be effective, Ju Jitsu Strikes for Self Defence need to be very simple and easy to perform. They can be carried out by under pressure by anyone regardless of size, age or gender. Ju Jitsu strikes often target the weak and sensitive areas and there are many of them to choose from (All Over the Body :o ) Ju Jitsu Strikes often only involve Gross Motor Skills, these are simple movements that can be performed by virtually all people.

Even if you are not intending to get full-on into Martial Arts, Learn a handful of simple Ju Jitsu Strikes and who knows, they just may come in handy one day

Learn a few simple Ju Jitsu Strikes like – open hand strikes, elbow strikes, head butt, snap kicks, thigh kicks – These are all very simple and very effective, a key element of Self Defence Training.

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If at first it all seems a little complex, it all make much more sense when you have Ju Jitsu Techniques explained and demonstrated, broken down, step-by-step. Ju Jitsu is an art of self protection, taking advantage of your strengths and an opponents weaknesses – the joints, pressure points, motor nerves, body postions and so on.

There are some excellent Ju Jitsu techniques explained below – Enjoy!

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Watch the Ju Jitsu demonstration below, a series of excellent techniques demonstrated with a great level of intensity. The Ju Jitsu demonstration is a very good introduction to techniques you would learn over time. You can see it not only takes skill and knowledge to apply the techniques but also to be able to land from throws, take-downs and hold-downs.

You can see it is not only very good from a Self Defence and Competition point of view but carrying out techniques takes effort from both parties so is great for fitness and strength too.

Feel Free to leave you comments below regarding the Ju Jitsu Demonstration.

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Here are 20 Ju Jitsu Techniques for you. Various attacks with a combination of throws, take-downs, hold-downs, punching and kicking to counter. The 20 Ju Jitsu techniques are carried out with a good intensity, commitment and power just as they should be. Some of the attacks involve the use of weapons – knife attack and baton attack. You have to admire these Jitsuka, it does take a great deal of dedication to reach such a standard.

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You’ll see Ju Jitsu Techniques performed in many different ways. Some styles are simple and to the point, much more suitable for Self Defence, other styles are very Traditional Japanese with an emphasis on culture, traditions and language and then you have the competitive styles with can vary between themselves, they still need to be very effective and useable under pressure.

Sensei Jeremy Corbell of Quantum JuJitsu teaches some excellent Ju Jitsu Techniques, very dynamic and require a great deal of skill and athletisism.

See More Ju Jitsu Techniques Here => Ju Jitsu Training

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The repetition of movements for your Ju Jitsu Throws is most important. You really need to make it second nature to move into postion quickly otherwise your attempts will ne neutralised and countered by your opponent with ease. Build up your confidence along with your fitness/stamina by practicing often. It’s all this extra training that will give you a competitive edge over your opponents. Always be doing more. The ability to move quickly into postion whilst in a competitive or stressed environment is quite a skill, the repetitive nature of training helps build up your muscle memory and ability to do just that.

Ju Jitsu Throws are a major element of the art so make it a high priority in your training program. Practice the Take-Downs as well as many drills, these will make massive improvements to your techniques.

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A great Ju Jitsu Workout should be a major aspect of your training. Do not neglect your personal fitness, it really is down to you and there’s no reason to struggle for ideas. There is all the information you could possibly need to get yourself in great shape. There’s even a whole load of free information to help get you inspired and motivated available at your fingertips.

The conditioning required for Grappling and Combative Arts is very much the same. You need to work on strength, speed, stamina, work capacity, endurance and be ready to explode into action, basically you need to be an all-round athlete. If you have a competition coming up then ultimate levels of fitness will give you an incredible amount of confidence, a great asset to have in your corner.

All you require is a very minimal amount of space and little or no equipment.

There are some very simple yet very effective exercises you can add to you Ju Jitsu Workout. On top of doing lots of sparring and GrapplingTry This for starters:

  • Squat Jumps
  • Side Jumps
  • Hand Stand Pushups
  • Modified Pull Ups
  • Chin Ups
  • Squats
  • Rope Climb
  • Hip Throw Drills

Try a simple search on the internet and you will undoubtedly be spoled for choice by the sheer amount of information available. In fact it’s a problem in itself that there is just so much information available.

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