The Violence Dynamics Seminar was two weeks ago already.
- Off balance
- Fit in
Fair enough, but...
It has to work in bothoffense and defense.
No matter how you ended up in a good throwing position you are not going to throw anybody if they can maintain the ancient Japanese principle of HA or headou over assou. Translated as head over ass.
The second principle of takedowns has to be off balancing.
HOH – Head Over heals (Number 2 on the chart above)
Much like Rory Miller’s Golden Move, only better
That is Judo's Jigo Hontai or defensive posture. Solid structure. You can also move while maintaining this structure. If your attempt to throw takes you away from a solid structure it is much more difficult to deliver force into the enemy.
A perfect example of this was Makoid Sensei's demonstration old man Osoto Gari on me last summer
- Off balance
- Fit in
Slamming someone into the planet will cost them.
In review - The principles I have come to understand that make throws work:
- Platinum move
- Area Denial
- Remove Structure
- Bone Slave / Sacrifice
Maintain your base
- The spontaneous creation of technique
- Position off balance and delivery come together as a spontaneous gift appropriate for the circumstance and the defender / threat factors.
Rob (roughly 1/2 my size) "accidentally" threw me with a Harai Goshi. - Takemusu Aiki
Rob threw me effortlessly in such a manner that if I were in the air any longer I would have received frequent flyer miles from Delta.
Luke who started training with us two weeks ago, and Greg who has trained with us of and on are throwing spontaneously under pressure. Throwing at a level that usually isn't seen until brown belt (approximately 3 or so years of regular training)
Kristen was throwing instinctively after her first class!
I've been receiving requests on my face book page to explain these Caveman Judo principles further.
This blog is just a first step.
Soon an ODIN YouTube page containing video of these principles in action
After that I plan on putting together an e-book
Stayed tuned here for further updates
Train hard, Train Smart, Be safe
Also I just noticed I went an entire blog with out a comic book reference.
So for your entertainment here is one of my faves showing Batman kicking Superman's ass with Judo....and Kryptonite