Judo Canada Western Regional Update

A LTDM: Long Term Developmental Model Distinctions between Late-Specialization Sports (Istvan Balyi) In “Specialization is a Tricky Business”, I briefly discussed how sports were categorized as early or late specialization sports, and I talked a little about some of the risks associated with premature specialization in late specialization sports.
B) Judo Canada www.judocanada.org
Judo Canada Regional Training Center Programs
Judo Canada is in the process of developing Regional Training Centers across Canada in efforts to bring consistent podium performances at the highest international level. The RTC programs will be different in each region but will share the common goal of increasing the volume of training and the technical/tactical knowledge of athletes involved in the program. The focus of the regional training center will be U16 and U18 athletes who have aspirations of joining the national team in Montreal.
Judo Canada has a regional training center located in Toronto and is developing a training center for Western Canada in Lethbridge starting in September 2015. If you would like to have more information on the training centers please contact Ewan Beaton any time: e.beaton.judo@gmail.com
National Training Center Information Guide: Please make sure to review the national training center guide in Montreal:
Moral Code of Judo:
Friendship: Friendship is perhaps the purest of human emotions. Based on understanding, respect and mutual trust.
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C) Technical Corner
Opposite (Left vs Right) Grip Basics
Option 1:
Option 2: Circle in front
Option 3:
Opposite (Left vs Right) Gripping Tactics in action:
Olympic Champion Choi – Seio-nage Clinic
D) Judo Canada up Coming Events Judo Quebec Winter Camp, Montreal January 2-4, 2015 National Training Camp, Montreal January 5-7, 2014 Invitational Top 8 Nationals, Montreal January 10-11, 2015 Saskatchewan Open, Regina January 24-25, 2015 Canada Winter Games, Prince George February 21-28 2015 Pacific International, Vancouver March 7-8, 2015 National Training Camp, Vancouver March 9-11, 2015 Edmonton International, Edmonton March 14-15, 2015
Grand Prix Jeju 2014 REYES Kyle CAN vs Lee Yoonchui KOR http://www.judobase.org/#/media/gp_kor2014/gp_kor2014_m_0100_0024
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F) Sport Science
How Strong? A lot of people ask, "How strong do you need to be to compete in judo?" For as simple of a question as this is, it tends to lead to fierce debate. One of the founding principles of judo is Maximum Efficiency, with Minimal Effort. With that in mind, as you develop 'the perfect technique', you should need very little strength at all and a small woman should have no problem defeating a much larger man. While a black belt against a white belt can make that ideal a reality, when faced with an opponent experience you are likely to find that size and strength do matter. Which is why we have weight classes in competition judo. Many people will suggest that strength training is a bad thing for beginners because they will depend on it too much and not learn proper technique. I couldn't disagree more. Being strong isn't the problem. Having the wrong mentality is what is wrong. I have seen plenty of weak beginners trying to utilize too much strength because they don't have the confidence to just use technique. I have students who start off without any kinesthetic awareness or fundamental strength. When I tell them to get lower for a seionage, they get uncomfortable at just a few inches of descent. Their backs curve and their knees buckle in. Not only is this not a strong position to throw from, but it increases the chances of injury by placing the athlete in a biomechanical disadvantage.
G) Western Canada Calendar - Judo Canada Point-able Competitions 2013 / 14 Saskatchewan Open, Regina January 24-25, 2015 Canada Winter Games, Prince George February 21-28 2015 Pacific International, Vancouver March 7-8, 2015Edmonton International, Edmonton March 14-15, 2015


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