Three judo throws at the foundation of judo training: an introduction to self-defense techniques

Self-defense, fighting and the martial arts didn’t appeal to me … until I got mugged.

Three judo throws at the foundation of judo training: an introduction to self-defense techniques

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Dear Friend,

If you’re like me, you never go looking for trouble.

But you want to be able to defend yourself if trouble—in the form of a belligerent mugger—comes looking for you.

Awhile back, I had a close brush with a drunken thug that left me shaken but unharmed. It was unnerving and upsetting.

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Any form of self-defense—fighting off a stranger to protect myself, for instance—was foreign to me then. I simply didn’t have a clue about the self-defense moves and judo throws at the foundation of judo training.

Although I escaped serious injury, the experience made me realize that the world can be a very dangerous place.

I was feeling vulnerable and anxious. So, I began looking for some form of instruction in self-defense techniques.

Before long, I discovered the self-defense moves known as judo throws.

Ironically, my introduction to judo throws was both harsh and gentle.

It was harsh because I had to reconcile many of my previous misconceptions about self-defense, martial arts and judo training with the reality of judo. (I discovered judo isn’t about brute force, it’s about control.)

It was gentle because I learned that ju is a word from Taoist philosophy that means the opposite of hard, unreasonable and extreme. Thus, the ju in judo means soft, reasonable and efficient.

I also learned that judo emphasizes using principles of non- resistance.

That’s right. One of the main manifestations of ju is the idea that when you’re pushed, you don’t directly resist the force. Instead, you use it to your advantage by pulling. It’s one of the most effective self-defense moves.

And do means way or path. So, judo means “gentle way” in Japanese.

Judo training concentrates on defensive moves, such as holds, grappling and perfectly executed judo throws.

I began to realize that judo is really elegant. Performing self-defense martial arts “the gentle way” appealed to me.

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You vs. the 270-pound hoodlum—high on crystal meth—who wants your wristwatch and wallet

Perhaps you’re not interested in the science and theoretical application of judo. Perhaps you’re like I was when I started judo training. You want to master the principles of self-defense so you can walk the streets in safety.

But consider this: There are many great reasons to study self-defense techniques besides escaping the violence of a street attacker.

Judo training benefit #1: self-confidence. Judo training not only enables you to act reflexively to a physical threat, it gives your self-confidence a huge boost in areas that extend far beyond the martial arts studio.

Judo training benefit #2: self-discipline. Regular judo training reduces stress and increases your concentration, willpower and self-control. These traits become reflected on every aspect of your life. Friends and family will notice and admire your dignity and strength.

Judo training benefit #3: physical and mental exercise. Stretching, crunches, punches and kicks build physical strength and endurance. Kuzushi (the art of breaking your opponents’ balance) and judo throwing techniques emphasize strategy, improvisation and outwitting your opponents.

Now, who do you think is better prepared for a physical confrontation? The street thug who relies only on his physical strength? Or you—physically and mentally fit, trained in self-defense techniques and brimming with self-confidence?

Are you ready to explore the world of self-defense techniques with judo training?

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Priceless self-defense skills you must know to survive a violent attack—available to you immediately in this free downloadable guide.

In Three judo throws at the foundation of judo training: an introduction to self-defense techniques you’ll discover:

  • How a narrow defeat at the hands of a much larger world and Olympic champion in 1977 spurred an 18-year-old to develop a gripping technique that today is renowned among self-defense moves.
  • How preventing an opponent from gripping properly can effectively nullify any threat he poses.
  • How to remain aggressive while maintaining minimal exposure to counter-techniques.
  • The secret to the “two on one” self-defense fighting technique.
  • What to do immediately after your grip is established. Once you perfect this move, your judo throw should feel effortless.
  • The importance of kuzushi, or breaking an opponent’s balance, when executing self-defense techniques.
  • How to execute judo throws using your entire body, with power transmitted from your legs and torso.
  • I urge you to download this free guide, right now.

    Wishing you every success,

    Jon Sattler
    Managing Editor Black Belt Daily

    P.S. I can still hear the words of the doubters who said I’d never succeed at judo.

    Not all that long ago, I began judo training and found it rewarding in ways that go beyond fighting and self-defense. With regular practice, I’ve lost weight, gained strength and now enjoy a renewed sense of confidence and self-respect.

    The naysayers who initially tried to discourage me are now envious of all that I’ve accomplished as I move up the ranks of judo belts.

    Here’s a tip: The key to properly executing judo throws is being instinctive—seeing an opportunity and seizing it. When the moment comes, you need to know you can trust your judo techniques.

    That’s one lesson I’ve learned from my initial martial arts instruction.

    Now you can discover the exciting world of self-defense, fighting and the martial arts in a free downloadable guide from Black Belt magazine.

    But you, too, must be instinctive. You must seize the opportunity. You must take action.

    Begin right now by downloading Three judo throws at the foundation of judo training: an introduction to self-defense techniques.

    Here’s how:

    Even if you’re out of shape, not exceptionally fast or strong, and have no prior martial arts or fighting experience, you can learn self-defense. You owe it to yourself to download this free guide —right now!

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