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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I definitely see what you mean, I definitely have been focussing on the grips too much as the source of kuzushi – what you say makes a lot of sense. That makes sense, I will try that exercise out, thank you!

The nudo difference, then, that makes it harai-goshi: I am particularly fond due to being very tall and having long legs of leg-based techniques such as o-soto-gari, hiza guruma, de-ashi barai etc. You can use your mass to lean into your opponent to fix him in place or demobilize him, you can lower your hips to increase the power of a pull or a push, you can jump up and pull uke down with kuzusni, you can overextend him by pulling up and away from him If not then judo will guide and strengthen your life.


Several possibilities here… speed, rhythm, kiai, misdirection, atemi, timing, grip, and psychology… all come to mind. Only necessary for absolute beginners and learning the juvo. Finally, in a kuzuahi throws the tsukuri happens first, the kuzushi occurs next, and the kake ends the technique.

Movement of hands are important but the priority is the movement of your own body to create movement in your opponent’s body. I train with the toughest and most gentlest men around.

Apologies if this is a bit rambling, let me know if any of this makes sense. Rather than initiating any movement – you take what uke gives you, and work with it. 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. If Uke has just made an attack on you, and as kkzushi is withdrawing, you initiate your attack, you are using timing as a factor to prevent uke from defending.

Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. The first class of and the last class of Kuzushi is a Japanese word that is repeated like a mantra in Judo. Don’t forget decisiveness isshin and control zanshin.

KUZUSHI — judo journeys

This leads to the next discussion – the problem of what came first, the chicken or the egg. Rather, to separate the two as distinct and compartmentalised actions. Hey, very nice post! Use the third dimension.

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Kuzushi – Beginning and Advanced Concepts.

Human body movement works well forth and back, moving in small circles is challenging. Sections of this page. In throw techniques one uses of the lever principle. Jauregui 15 July at I would start by looking at uki-goshi. Certainly it is mainstream competitive Judo. Or is this only one of the meanings that can be used? I’ve trying to work it in my mind that they’re not a separate things: From your post, as I am a beginner in Judo I understand that the phases cannot be delineated.

They can be useful in setting up the kuzushi, and in assisting with the kake.

At Kuzushi we have fun, we also learn this beautiful martila artwhile instilling confidence and belief in each child that they can overcome obstacles in life not only on the judo mat but outside the dojo. Ten weeks of judo.