JudoStu wrote:When I do Newaza randori I tend to favour being on my back with my opponent in-between my legs (in my guard). I was told last night that being on my back was a defensive position and not a good position to be in for Judo as there aren’t many attacks one can do from there. I’m sure those of you who also train BJJ would disagree with that but just wanted your opinions from a pure Judo point of view.
I will start of "lite"ly
The idea that wrapping your legs around your opponent is a defensive measure comes from the fact that in shia you get into this position because you have been thrown, otherwise you would be on top, or you have just escaped from osaekomi by wrapping your legas around Tori to achieve Toketa. Although you cannot score directly from this position it does not mean that you cannot attack.
I remeber as a kid Mr Otani praising the strengths of being on your back in Newaza randori, saying that you know exactly where your partner is while having a large omount of control over them and nobody can attack you from behind.
NOW the bad part
I FEEL THE LITE IS GOING OUT
I have only skimmed the answers here but wtf do we have people answering with "what we do in bjj" or how to punch, kick and bend toes.
This is the JUDO techniques forum kicking, punching, biting, scratching, tickling has NOTHING to do with judo so please keep this BS out of the judo techniques section.
sorry I did try but can you now please change my name back to sodo