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ASHE MOHAMMED

Judo

 

Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Judo includes spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and Judo choking techniques. Standing techniques include hand, hip, foot, and leg techniques. Judo practitioners control and dictate the movement of the opponent, will use balance, counter-balance, and their opponents own momentum to perform sometimes devastating throws.

 

Joint locks (kansetsu-waza) are effective combat techniques because they enable a judoka to control his opponent through pain-compliance, or if necessary, to cause breakage of the locked joint. Joint locks on the elbow are considered safe enough to perform at nearly full-force in competition to force submission from one's opponent.

 

Judo has, in the past, allowed leglocks, wristlocks, spinal locks and various other techniques that have since been disallowed in competition to protect athletes' safety. It was decided that attacking those joints would result in many injuries to the athletes and would cause a gradual deterioration of these joints. Various aspects of Judo principles and training methods promote attributes and skills helpful in self-defense Emphasis in controlling one's opponent during throws allow a practitioner to dictate the angle, direction, and force with which his or her opponent lands on the ground.

 

The consequences could be gentle or lethal, depending on the Judo practitioner's intentions. Practicing Judo can help training with full power and speed against fully-resisting opponents: builds speed, stamina, strength, and tenacity. Body and mental conditioning by repeatedly being thrown with significant force. Training in safe methods to take falls. Ability to accurately and quickly use balance, distance, and timing against skilled opponents in fully-resistive sparring. Judo practitioners are experts in controlling their opponent's balance whilst maintaining their own. Sports Judo rules emphasize rapid transition to pins or submissions after a take-down, which builds skills in explosive use of chokes and locks in self-defense situations. Emphasis in controlling one's opponent during throws allow a practitioner to dictate the angle, direction, and force with which his or her opponent lands on the ground. The consequences could be gentle or lethal, depending on the Judo practitioner's intentions.