Hi everyone. My son and I will be heading out to the CAJA "Greatest Camp" in just under two weeks. I was looking at the camp schedule and they have a class listed under the name "New School Judo" on the first day. I'm not familiar with that term. Does that mean the opposite of "old school" judo or does that have something to do with setting up a new dojo or club? Anyone know that they mean by that? I'm looking forward to attending the coaching classes and hopefully get to spend some time in some kata classes as well. Anyone else going? Here's the link to the schedule.
rjohnston411 wrote:Probably pattycake jacket wrestling as espoused by the IJF.
I don't see how patty-cake judo means anything bad.lol In any way. It's what it takes to be really good. A side-effect. The judoka are still the same old killers and judo was always boring to watch anyway. I think thru-out many years earlier, many called a fast jab on elites..
new school judo could be both opinions above rolled into one even where Rice prolly nailed it.
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you're going there Greg? I'll be there too. is this your first year?
be sure to come say hi, and maybe look for me during the randori sessions. I'll make myself easy to find: I'm the 6'-5" guy with a beard. that should surely narrow it down.
don't miss forum member Heikojr's kata class (I'm hoping he and Jeff are teaching NNK again this year, they put on an excellent class last year). unfortunately I haven't practiced it since I was there last year, so I'll be going there and embarrassing myself.
_________________ Warning: I am very opinionated, and very willing to share that opinion. However I am very much aware that I am here as a student, not a teacher.
Yes, i will be there also! And, yes, we are working on Nage-no-kata again! We are trying something a little different this year, we are trying to keep with the schedule that the rest of camp works on --- so you could, for example, come for just one set of the kata!
It will be good to see you again Genetic Judoka and i look forward to meeting GregW. Come up and say "hi"!
My son and I just got back to Oklahoma this morning from camp. I had not checked back on the thread again before departing so I didn't know that so many forum members would be there. I was glad to meet Genetic Judoka. It's funny how you described yourself, 6'5" with the beard. It would have been easy to find you. One lady was looking for her husband at the door of the main hall one morning--she described him as a white guy with a shaved head and a blue gi. We counted about ten of those in there at the time!
I couldn't attend the "New School" class because I wanted to attend the NNK sessions and they were at the same time. They were great, but the one I enjoyed the most was the Itsuzu No Kata. I was excited by the opportunity to learn that one! The kata instructors were excellent. I had to miss the class for the last two sets because I was in the coaching certification class all day the second day.
My son passed his test for senior ikkyu that same day. He's only 14 so you can imagine that I'm super proud of him. This was his third time to the camp, but it was the first for me. We had a great time and we're looking forward to going back next year.