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Tag Archives: kodokan

Martial Arts in the Olympics: Has Inclusion in the Games Helped or Hurt Judo?

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Martial artists often think, If only my style could get into the Olympics! Seldom do they consider all the implications. In this story, two judo veterans weigh in on how being in the Games has changed their art.
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Posted in Judo.

Karate Techniques: Master the Knifehand Strike

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Tough. Versatile. Effective. This is how Damian Ross describes what is often erroneously referred to as the “judo chop.” But when used correctly in close-combat situations, the knifehand strike is no laughing matter.
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Posted in Karate.

Gary Goltz Demonstrates a Hybridized Judo-Aikido Self-Defense Kata

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

“[This sequence] is prearranged to show … the versatility of the judoka to handle a person, be it armed or unarmed,” says the seventh-dan judo master and president/CEO of the United States Judo Association.
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Posted in Judo Videos.