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Readers ask: What Kind Of Exercise Is Judo?

Is Judo a cardio?

Besides learning balance, coordination and the ability to take down someone way bigger, judo students also can expect a good cardio workout. “It’s one of the best cardio exercises of any of the martial arts related sports.

What sort of training is required for judo?

Judo players need to complete full body exercises (preferably in a standing position.) they also need grip strength, pulling strength, power and explosiveness. Along with this they need strong core muscles focusing on rotation above all others.

How important is strength in judo?

For judo players, as in many sports activities, strength development has become an important element of performance. Specific strength training is thus used for the controlled strengthening of specific muscles or muscle groups, corresponding to the movement in a competitive situation.

Do you need to be strong for judo?

They can cover imperfections in techniques during competitions, but Judo athletes need strength mostly to train hard without muscle fatigue and to perform kuzushi.

How many judo techniques are there?

There are 100 judo techniques that makes up the Kodokan List of Judo Techniques, 68 of those are Nage-waza ( judo throws) and 32 are Katame-waza (groundwork). In 1920 the Kodokan revised the Gokyo No Waza to include 40 principle throwing waza. You can find our complete guide to al the judo techniques in the Gokyo here.

What is a judo throw?

Judo techniques are divided into three major categories: nage waza ( throwing techniques ), katame waza (grappling techniques, and atemi waza (vital-point striking techniques ). Nage waza are many and varied, their purpose being to unbalance an opponents posture and throw the opponent to the floor.

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