British Masters Judo Championships

As I mentioned in one of my previous blogs I entered the British Masters Judo Championships as a way to keep me motivated for training after the World Masters. However there is another reason which is that I am currently a 1st Kyu in Judo (Brown belt) and in order obtain my 1st Dan (black belt) then I need to gain points towards my grading (basically by winning matches against equal or higher grades). This competition is one of the best opportunities to do this as there is always a good entry and as the name suggests everyone is at least over 30. I competed in it last year and although I was beaten in all my matches then (which were against black belts) it was a great confidence boost and learning curve so I was really looking forward to this year’s competition in Edinburgh. Continue reading “British Masters Judo Championships”

Judo Throws for BJJ

Last weekend I was at a fabulous women and girls judo training camp in Kendle getting thoroughly thrown and put through my paces by my own coach Sophie Cox! It was a great experience and although I got thoroughly pushed outside my comfort zone. It also means that I also now have a healthy to do list for my takedown development!

Unsurprisingly It also got me thinking about Judo for BJJ (again!). One of the frequent questions I see on the internet and occasionally get asked in the gym is what are the best Judo throw for BJJ? Most of the information on the internet is based very much around personal opinion and whilst my best throws may work for me it doesn’t mean everyone should learn them and put them into their game. Plus let’s be honest I’d prefer it if they didn’t! So with the help of BJJ Heroes I thought I’d take a more factual approach. Continue reading “Judo Throws for BJJ”