Illustrated Judo Waza dictionary for the many Judo Waza: Kuzushi (Balance breaking) introduction. Kuzushi is integral to Judo, and is taught right from the very beginning, but as I’ll discuss here, there are different forms of Kuzushi, and different. However when it comes to sparring and to competitive judo I have a persistent problem with kuzushi, which in turn makes it all the more difficult.

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Well i didn’t just stumple upon this blog, but i HAD to do a search for it on google that is “understanding kuzushi”.

Kuzushi – Wikipedia

My sensei explains it as like this: The first class of and the last class of What Judoka has not had the experience of attempting to defend and suddenly discovering that because Tori has an unusual grip, no defense works?

The methods of effecting kuzushi depend on maai combative distance and other circumstances.

Certainly it is mainstream competitive Judo. However when it comes to sparring and to competitive judo I have a persistent problem with kuzushi, which in turn makes it all the more difficult to finish off a throw. Fantastic judoka and beautiful technique.

The body is moved into the most favorable possible position that permits the leverage of the particular technique to be effective; i. Lack of awareness of moments of opportunity. And the awards go to Mates and friendship are very important in life aNd judo Anonymous 14 March at Hudo Eliot says it best in the poem Burnt Norton.


However, I’m a bit confused by your advice here.

When you attack at the moment uke is not in good balance, he cannot make the appropriate defense. I’m very eager to learn to Judo the Judo way. Movement of hands are important but the priority is the movement of your own body to create movement in your kuzusshi body.

I’ve trying to work it in my mind that they’re not a separate things: During tsukuri, kazushi is still happening and during kake, kuzushi and tsukuri is still happening. Anonymous 17 January at The movement comes from your center of gravity and your legs and the legs are rooted to the tatami with your feet.

We are back tomorrow Tuesday for the next 10weeks!!!! There is a story in an old chinese book – the Zhuangzi – which blend the empty mind to “maximum efficiency”, because its fitting to the flow of life. What a great year we have had at the club, who will receive??? Please contact Heath if you have any questions See More. He teaches 14 directions of off balance, taking the iuzushi eight directions, and separating the front corner directions into three, and the back corner directions into two.

One does not project or anticipate, but responds to what occurs with equanimity.


Kuzushi – Beginning and Advanced Concepts.

I’m just going to go, go, GO! Accurate and precise Tsukuri for a given waza Better and more accurate Kuzushi. The effect of this emphasis on the kuzushi phase is a distortion of priorities and a flawed understanding of the throwing process by the beginner and often by coaches. The difference is that these geometrical shapes or examples are always presented as concepts and rough guides rather than die cast rules. I kuzusih understand that you cannot compartmentalize to throw, but kuzuxhi do you practically go about doing this?

Then, I do a nice big circle step, letting my shoulders follow my hips, and watch them take a big lunging step to keep their grip. You can observe from competition footage and from footage of quality nagekomi that no one ever starts square on to their uke off balances them, then fits in, then completes the throw.

It simply takes a great deal of experience and randori to achieve. I believe that the way in which we hive off the various parts of the throw, which is juro course a legitimate and valuable method of teaching.