Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone
From Matt
And if you are bored and want to read the Christmas story you can read Luke Chapter 2
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2&version=NIV


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Be sue to check out Ivo Dos Santos new website ivojudo.com

What is the Kata?





I found a thread on the judoforum.com about a french judoka and his fantastic ways of teaching judo concepts and principles. Someone added a photo of him and his uke doing kata in a village back in the day.


Yves Klein thoughts on the kata a quoted below.
“I always thought that it was much better to smash down doors rather than waste time looking for the key, and through lack of calm and coolness, to fail to even find the keyhole.

When I arrived in Japan I ridiculed the Katas and of all the secrets that were supposed to be hidden there.

Previously, in Europe, both Katas that I had practiced (Nage-no and Katemo-no) had not impressed me at all. I think today that it is because they had never been correctly taught to me.

I thus thought only of smashing doors with even more power and force, to “smash best,” more and more quickly, while I saw around me innumerable quantities of keys which seemed able to open doors without damage, without deploying useless power.

It took me a good six months in Japan, of sensational and unchained brawls, alongside wise and erudite Katas, before I came, exhausted, tired, and annoyed, to a final door that was too thick for me to break down. Finally, angrily, I took the key, that had been there all along, from one of the gently smiling old masters of the Kôdôkan. And I opened the door by quite simply turning the key in the lock.

It is only since I began the study of Katas that I have possessed the keys of Judo, “the keys of the famous doors, thick or not!”

…And the ordinary public does not see anything interesting in the fact that one opens a door with a key instead of smashing it down brutally. One says: “Yes, obviously, it is too simple, everyone can do it.” Yet to smash a door seems increasingly ludicrous!”

Foreword to Yves Klein’s “Les Fondements du Judo,” originally published 1954. English edition, “The Foundations of Judo,” trans. Ian Whittlesea (Everyday Press, 2009).

Igor Corréa and Yves Klein, Ju-no-kata, La Coupole, Paris, 1954. © 2010 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy Yves Klein Archives

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kashawazaki Rear naked Choke setup


I had to share this awesome setup for a Hadaka Jime ( rear naked choke). Very brutal but looks effective, i think if you did it in class people would hate you for snapping their back in half.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Motivational Quotes

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."
Herschel Walker

"attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" Winston Churchill

"It is not the most talented who succeed, its the most determined." Lauren Burns

"Its not enough to win. You have to make the other guy lose."

"Winners never quit, quitters never win."

"The key to success is to keep turning up."

“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Sir Edmund Hillary

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928

"Don't count the days..make the days count."

‎"Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and never succeed." (Proverbs 
12:24)ra are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."
Herschel Walker

"attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" Winston Churchill

"It is not the most talented who succeed, its the most determined." Lauren Burns

"Its not enough to win. You have to make the other guy lose."

"Winners never quit, quitters never win."

"The key to success is to keep turning up."

“Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Sir Edmund Hillary

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928

"Don't count the days..make the days count."

‎"Work hard and become a leader, be lazy and never succeed." (Proverbs 
12:24)

Ippon of the week - Uchimata

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Subscribe to Beyond Grappling

Recently i was told by a friend that they were unable to read my blog at work due to workplace restrictions. I did a bit of research and found out that you can subscribe to my blog and receive anything i post via email.


So i have added a subscription box on the right hand side and by inputting your email and clicking the confirmation link that will be emailed to you, you can receive all my updates via email.

Have an awesome day everyone and a Merry Christmas if i don't post again before then.

Matt

Welcome to Beyond Grappling



I am an Australian Judo player who constantly thinks about anything to do with Judo and Grappling, whether it be techniques, tactics or workouts. This blog is where i write about my journey to qualify for my 2nd Olympic games as well as share good photos, videos and information about Judo and Bjj.

I am always thinking about Judo and so i decided last year to start a blog where i can get everything out of my head and 'on paper', so far i think it has worked.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and if you ever want to comment on any posts, photos or videos please do not hesitate in doing so.
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Cheers
Matt

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tokyo Grand Slam

Tokyo Grand Slam is on this weekend. Japan dominated the 60kg category winning 1st 2nd and both 3rd places.
You can find videos already at
http://www.youtube.com/user/GreekJudo

Results at www.ippon.org
Todays aussies Ben Zellner and Kylie Koenig are fighting. We wish them the best of luck.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What is core strength?

What is this "core" that everyone's talking about and why is it so important? Can't I just do some crunches for my abs and leave it at that?
Core strength has been something of a missing link when it comes to fitness and exercise. The reason why people have paid so little attention to it is that there's nothing flashy or glamorous about it. Although it involves the abs, core strength is not about having a visible six-pack or a flat stomach And while the core muscles, as stabilizers, can help determine how far you can throw a ball, their development is often secondary to the other, more obvious (and more visible) muscles in your limbs. The only people who have had the right idea about core strength all this time are dancers and Yoga practitioners. They've developed their core as part of their training, and it shows - professional dancers and Yogis generally stay fit well into old age. They stand straighter and have more energy at a time when many of their peers can just hobble along. 

The core muscles include not only those in your abdominals and back, but also muscles in your pelvic floor and hips. Many of your core muscles can't be seen because they're buried underneath other muscles. The transverse abdominis, for example, is hiding underneath your rectus abdominis (your six-pack, if you've got one) and encases, or hugs the whole area below the belly button. While the rectus abdominis is sitting on top looking good (that is, if you've been doing your crunches), the transverse abdominis is working hard, keeping your posture upright and protecting many of your internal organs. You can't see the erector spinae, either - it's behind you, supporting your back. And did you know that those pelvic floor muscles aid in stabilizing your spine? All these muscles, and more, work together to keep your trunk stable while your limbs are active. Strong Core muscles keep your back healthy. They hold your body upright, improve your balance and enable you to really put some oomph in your arm and leg movements. If the core muscles are weak, your body doesn't work as effectively, and other muscles have to pick up the slack. This can result in injuries such as a twisted knee, a pulled shoulder, or your classic "bad back." A weak core can make you old before your time. With a strong core, you may be old in years, but you won't walk old. If you're young and active in sports, a strong core will aid you in your power moves, and your whole body will function more effectively.

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A great Christmas present

This year i was given a Christmas present from my sponsor pat from Grapplingstore.com.
He sent me up the new kosei Inoue DVD. i must say out of all the DVDs out there it is not one i would have bought. This is because 1 Inoue is a heavyweight and 2 he does uchimatas and harai goshis and i don't do any of those sorts of throws.
But after receiving these DVDs and watching them over a few days they are really incredible.
Inoue was world champion 3 times as well as winning the Sydney Olympics all fights by ippon. And the winning throw he performed in the final is one of the best throws in history, a perfect uchimata against a fantastic opponent in Nicholas Gill.
The DVDs come in a pack of three and are made by fighting films. It has 3 DVDs titled Uchimata, Judoka and Samurai.
Inoue talks about his life his ups and downs as well as winning and losing and about how hard it was to move to +100kg etc.
His other DVDs are about his different entries for uchimata as well as harai ososot ouchi, seoi nage and the clock choke. He runs through each technique with Neil Adams commentating and then shows a few competition examples as well. The only bad thing is at times you think the only people he is fighting is Lemere and Lepre 2 top guys he ran into at almost every tournament. The techniques are broken down into sections, upper body, hips and footwork and Inmoue really does leave nothing out.

Each dvd goes for 80minutes so all up its 4 hours of footage (hence why i took 3 days to watch them all fully.)
If anyone has some spare money and doesn't know what to buy i definitely recommend the Inoue dvds.
You can get it here
http://www.grapplingstore.com/contents/en-uk/p680_Inoue_Box_Set_DVD.html





Video of Comp examples of Inoue

Monday, December 6, 2010

My new Website - beyondgrapplingandfitness.com

Hey everyone dont forget to check out my new website
www.beyondgrapplingandfitness.com

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Suwon World Cup

The Korean World Cup is on this weekend. The 2 aussies competing are Kylie in -63kgs and Janelle +78kg.

For 60kgs there are a few good draws including Pessoa CAN vs Mackenzie GBR  in the first round as well as a Japanese fighter Shishime (someone i have not seen before)








My predictions of medals for 60s are
1st Chimed Yondon MGL
2nd Davaddorg MGL
3rd Choi       KOR
3rd Yamamoto JPN


Draws and results can be found at ippon.org
or live streaming via the IJf website