Chris Round is a Judo black belt under Jimmy Pedro. In this episode we talk about
- How to add Judo throws to your BJJ arsenal,
- Old school vs new school Judo training methods,
- Kosen Judo which focuses very heavily on groundwork,
- The critical importance of gripfighting and how to develop it,
- Leg grabs, belt grabs, crazy Eastern European throws,
- And more!
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Judo Takedowns for BJJ (Highlights Only)
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How to Add Judo Takedowns to Your BJJ Game, with Chris Round (Complete Interview, Video Format)
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This interview is 1 hour 15 min long and we go into a lot more detail and context about Judo in this one…
How to Add Judo Takedowns to Your BJJ Game, with Chris Round (Complete Interview, Audio Format)
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This interview was published as episode 369 of The Strenuous Life Podcast.You can also listen to the audio-only format of the episode on your podcast player.
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Throws Referenced in this Podcast
In this episode Chris and I make reference to a couple of Judo throws. I thought it might be good to show you what we’re talking about.
The first is Sode Tsurikomi Goshi, which translates as sleeve lifting pulling hip throw. It’s most commonly done from sleeve control and translates very well to BJJ.
This is a pretty brutal throw that makes the recipient feel helpless as he goes over. Being the demonstration dummy for this throw when we filmed How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent Series 2, with Brandon Mullins was definitely my least favorite part of an otherwise awesome shoot!
The Khabarelli is a high amplitude throw mostly used by Eastern European Judo players. It’s named after Shota Khabarelli, the Georgian Olympic gold medalist, and relies on getting a grip on your belt over your opponent’s shoulder and then a strong one-legged back arch.
(Note that the over-the-shoulder belt grip also sets up many other, easier-to-do throws like Sumi Gaeshi.)
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This is BJJ world champion Brandon ‘Wolverine’ Mullins very favorite takedown. This is a very versatile takedown: you can use this technique on people your size or a lot bigger than you, and it works great both with and without the gi.
All this being said, here’s my favorite gripping sequence and three powerful throws that I learned from UFC champion Oleg ‘The Russian Bear’ Taktarov,
Which are best judo throws for jiu-jitsu people to borrow? Here are a few Judo throws to keep in mind if you practise BJJ…