Is Judo Effective? The Truth About Judo’s Effectiveness In Real Life

Is Judo Effective? The Truth About Judo’s Effectiveness In Real Life

Since the rise of MMA, many martial arts have come under scrutiny. Some arts that seemed almost magically effective have been proven not to work in real life or sport. Of course, many martial arts have been unfairly thrown into this category. One of those martial arts that sometimes gets thrown into the mix is…

Shuai Jiao vs. Judo | The Differences Between Judo and Shuai Jiao
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Shuai Jiao vs. Judo | The Differences Between Judo and Shuai Jiao

At first glance, Shuai Jiao looks very similar to the more well-known martial art known as judo. Those exploring new martial arts styles could quickly find themselves wondering, “What is the difference between Shuai Jiao and judo?” Shuai Jiao is a Chinese martial art and is often called Chinese Wrestling due to its unique focus…

Khabib Marital Art Style | What Kind Of Grappling Does Khabib Do?
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Khabib Marital Art Style | What Kind Of Grappling Does Khabib Do?

Khabib Nurmagomedov is without a doubt one of the best grapplers in MMA history. That said, with his unique fighting style many people are confused about what kind of grappling Khabib does. Khabibs grappling style is a mix of Sambo, Judo, and wrestling. In fact, Khabib is a master of Sambo and a judo black…

The 6 Best Grappling Martial Arts For Self-Defense
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The 6 Best Grappling Martial Arts For Self-Defense

If you want to take up a grappling martial art but want to know which ones are best for self-defense then you are in the right place. Some grappling styles are great for self-defense while others are focused more on sport or have become outdated. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Catch wrestling, BJJ, judo, and wrestling are…

Atemi-waza | Are There Strikes ( Punches and Kicks) In Judo?

Atemi-waza | Are There Strikes ( Punches and Kicks) In Judo?

There are strikes in judo ( also known as Atemi-waza ), but only in kata teachings, and they are not allowed in high school matches, Olympic competitions, or randori. Since Judo is a grappling sport, most movements are performed within close range. Judo emphasizes throws and submissions, rather than striking. Read on to learn why strikes are…