I cannot STRESS enough how IMPORTANT Judo is to any BJJer and I can highly recommend any of the Erdington Judo squad and HIGHLY recommend North Birmingham Judo club!
http://www.birminghamjudo.com/ if your from Brum!
We have regular Black belt GOLD medalist Judoka training with us @ Roleta's
Here one of John Byford, Zviad Tsiklauri, chris allen, Neal Harrison, Andrew Penny all Judo black belts and Zviad Tsiklauri is a Sambo champion!!!
Neil Harrison, and Andrew Penny in this pic are also BJJ blue belts SERIOUSLY off the hook grapplers and wont be blue for long!!.
Myself about to roll with heavyweight Gold medalist John Byford ( boy did I get beat up haha )
The sheer size of some of these guys John Byford, Zviad Tsiklauri
CROSS TRAIN JUDO!
"He who goes to bed with itchy bum, wake up with stinky finger."
Judo is sick!
I'ts better to burn out than fade away!
started judo this week with a view to competing..
this had been my new years resolution..and it took me until now to get into it.
I have went three times in the last week and i have really enjoyed it..
a nice warm up..some technique..6x4mins randori..3x4mins newaza..
plenty of rough and tumble..magic
in a light hearted manner..The rule changes is abit of a pain in the ass and servely penalises wrestling techniques..bring back leg attacks!!
understand ur point of view..hopefully these rules will be ammended after a short time..bring back 'Ugly Judo'
but heres the thing..im trying to learn new techniques from a variety of arts and become a ''well round grappler''..competing in the 'pure sports'with the view to subbing opponents s quickly as possible in a nogi competition and eventually make the tranition to a gi comp..(but i am finding going back to being a complete beginner difficult and learning the grips in judo is trying)
if that makes sense..
Yeah there's still loads to learn even from doing the watered down version of Judo. I still annoys me though.