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Often asked: Why No Ground Game In Judo?

Does judo have groundwork?

Judo places more emphasis on throwing, of course, and BJJ is more ground-oriented, but Judo groundwork (known as ‘newaza’) isn’t entirely dissimilar to BJJ groundwork.

Does judo teach ground fighting?

Yes. The Kodokan judo syllabus contains a fair amount of ground fighting techniques and even though it has lost some prominence and focus because of current international competition rules, it is still there and a lot of clubs still put a decent amount of training focus on it. BJJ was developed directly from judo.

Is judo effective in real life?

Yes. Judo can be used in a real street fight because it is a practical martial art and anyone can learn it. It uses the opponent’s strength against him, teaches ground work, and striking hard is not a necessity. This makes Judo very useful in a real fight.

Is judo harder than BJJ?

The movements aren’t harder or anything, although I think that classic Judo has a slightly larger catalog of movements than classic BJJ. Simply because it covers more ground, no pun intended.

Is BJJ better than judo?

Judo is better for stand up grappling. BJJ is better for ground grappling. Both are good. A good Judo Dojo should also teach you groundwork that should allow you control, or submit, most people on the ground unless they have a background in BJJ or Wrestling.

Is BJJ safer than judo?

The injury rates in competitive BJJ were also much lower to a very similar combat sport: Judo, where they had competitions injury rates ranging from 25.2 to 130.6 per 1000 exposures. This is due to the fact that Judo relies much more on throwing techniques than in BJJ.

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What percentage of street fights go to the ground?

73% of fights went to the ground, a clear majority. Fights involving two females were even higher, many because of women’s propensity to clinch. Too many factors favored the ground.

Which is easier to learn judo or BJJ?

BJJ is easier. Judo is actually kind of hard to learn. If you’re interested in striking, boxing is the easiest to learn, but at the same time not easy.

Is Judo a good martial art?

Because of the Judo fighter’s ability to fight and/or defend himself/herself in either a standing or ground fighting situation, and because Judo pretty much encompasses everything that is BJJ, Judo earns our recommendation as the best martial art … but that may also be partially due to us being a Judo dojo.

Is judo better than karate?

Karate is an ideal self defense tool because it teaches striking and kicking. This makes it a good pre-emptive self defense approach. But judo is also ideal because it focuses on tackling the threat without necessarily causing injury to the other.

Why is judo so hard?

Judo is without a doubt the hardest. The learning curve is the steepest and the injury rate is the highest. Learning judo takes so much more perseverance because the beginning is only learning breakfalls and until you get good enough to do combos al your techniques are low percentage.

How dangerous is judo?

Other risks come from sparring and competition. When attempting Judo throws against a resisting opponent, the risk of bad form increases greatly. With bad form and resistance comes the opportunity for bad throws and landings which can lead to torn ligaments, sprains, broken bones, etc. It can be quite rough.

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Why is BJJ more popular than Judo?

BJJ has a far greater web presence compared to judo. This is because of good social media marketing of BJJ schools around the globe. BJJ makes better use of digital media in general. The quality and quantity of apps and DVDs for BJJ is much greater than those of Judo.

Can I learn judo at 40?

We have a few people at my club who are 40 + and still training regularly. If you’re in good shape it’s well within your reach. You will have to be a bit more measured in your training than the young guys but it’s certainly possible. Lady at my judo school just turned 50 and she’s a force to be reckoned with.

Is judo hard on the body?

Anecdotally, Judo can be absolutely brutal on your body: After years of dedication to judo it gave me a black belt (first dan) and unparalleled skills at taking anyone down. That sport is probably the most tough on the joints ever, and to be competing in it will add 60 years to your body.

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