History of Judo - Judo In New Jersey - Our Curriculum

On the creator of Judo Jigaro Kano

Most people are no doubt familiar with the words Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, but how many can distinguish between them?  Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical fitness and a reliable system of self-defense, was created from traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.  Over a hundred years ago Jigoro Kano mastered swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat.  Failing to discover any underlying principle, he convinced him self to design a new martial art that would reflect the concept of maximum efficiency in the use of physical and mental energy.  Today, the concepts and techniques of Judo taught at the Kodokan and around the world are the ones originally devised by Jigaro Kano.  Covering everything from fundamental techniques to pre-arranged formal exercises for both men and women, Judo offers two types of practice: Randori (Free Sparing Practice) and Kata (Practice Of Forms). 

Jigaro Kano was Born in 1860 in Japan, created Kodokan Judo in 1882, the year after he graduated from Tokyo Imperial University.  In 1909 he became the first Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee.  Jigoro Kano died at sea in 1938 while returning from an IOC meeting in Cairo and extended his return trip through the United States to promote the Olympic Games.

Judo In New Jersey

Today Judo is a very competitive sport with tournaments on the local, regional, national and international level.  In New Jersey the Judo community follows the direction from the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai.  The Hudson Judo Yudanshakai was founded in 1961, and was known as the New York Yudanshakai.  In June 10, 1993 they officially became the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai.  This is an organization of dojos in the greater New Jersey and New York City area with a goal to promote the growth and evolution of Judo by offering venues for competition, practice and learning.

Our Curriculum

The primary focus of every Judo school is to prepare every student to achieve the rank of Judo Black Belt.  Every student needs to have good moral charter and a dedication to Judo.  In order to drive that focus Head Instructor Ramon Hernandez has prepared his curriculum to follow strict guidelines from the Kodokan in Japan, United States Judo Federation and the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai.  Once a Judoka earns the right to test for Shodan (1st Degree Judo Black Belt) he or she takes a rigorous test in front of a board of examiners appointed by the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai which will then report back to the Kodokan and the United States Judo Federation. 

North Jersey Judo's curriculum represents the 1st Degree Judo Black Belt test.  Head Instructor Ramon Hernandez has broken it down into three tracks called a Rotating Curriculum.  Each track is covered 4 months out of the year giving any student that attends class for 1 year to study and practice the entire 1st Degree Judo Black Belt test.  Our Curriculum insures every member at North Jersey Judo that they are practicing everything needed to test for Judo Black Belt once they earn that right.  The average student usually takes 5 years to earn the rank of 1st Degree Judo Black Belt (Shodan).  Below is our curriculum for you to examine.  A good online resource is www.judoinfo.com.  Enjoy!!
 

NORTH JERSEY JUDO 1 YEAR ROTATING CURRICULUM

TRACK 1 - TEENS AND ADULTS

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH & APRIL


TACHI-WAZA / STANDING THROWING TECHNIQUES

  • KO-UCHI-GARI - SMALL INNER REAP THROW

  • O-UCHI-GARI - LARGE INNER REAP THROW

  • KO-SOTO-GAKE - SMALL OUTSIDE HOOK THROW

  • YOKO-OTOSHI - SIDE DROP / JD'S THROW

  • TAI-OTOSHI -  MIDDLE SIDE BODY DROP THROW

  • HANE-GOSHI - SPRING HIP THROW

  • UKI-GOSHI - SMALL FLOATING HIP THROW

  • KOSHI-GURUMA - AROUND THE NECK/HIP THROW

COMBINATION THROW

  • KOUCHI GARI - USE TWO THROWS TOGETHER IN COMBINATION (ONE THROW HAS TO BE KOUCHI GARI)

COUNTERS

  • KOSHI GURUMA - MUST KNOW COUNTER WHEN SOMEONE IS APPLYING KOSHI GURUMA

KATAME WAZA

  • KESA-GATAME - OSAEKOMI WAZA / PINNING TECHNIQUE

  • KATA-GATAME - OSAEKOMI WAZA / PINNING TECHNIQUE

  • TATE-SHIHO-GATAME - OSAEKOMI WAZA / PINNING TECHNIQUE

  • YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME - OSAEKOMI WAZA / PINNING TECHNIQUE

  • KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME - OSAEKOMI WAZA / PINNING TECHNIQUE

TWO ESCAPES F/OSAEKOMI WAZA

  • KESA-GATAME - SCARF HOLD

TURNOVER W/UKI ON KNEES AND ELBOWS

  • SANKAKU-JIME / TRIANGLE CHOKE FROM TOP WHEN UKI IS ON ALL 4S

  • B-AFAC / ACROSS FACE AND ACROSS CHEST CAPTURE UKI'S ELBOW TO CREATE TURNOVER

TURNOVER W/TORI ON HIS BACK

  • SHIME-WAZA/CHOKING TECHNIQUES NAMI JUJI JIME - NORMAL CROSS LOCK FROM THE FRONT WITH ARMS CROSSED GRASPING THE COLLARS WITH TORI'S THUMBS INSIDE BOTH LAPELS

  • KANSETSU-WAZA/JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES - UDE-HISHIGI-JUJI-GATAME WHEN TORI IS ON BACK

  • KATAME-WAZA/PINNING TECHNIQUES - YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME FROM SAME YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME OSAEKOMI HOLD
     

NORTH JERSEY JUDO 1 YEAR ROTATING CURRICULUM

TRACK 2 - TEENS AND ADULTS

MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST


TACHI-WAZA / STANDING THROWING TECHNIQUES

  • TOMOE-NAGE - SACRIFICE CIRCLE THROW

  • UCHI-MATA - INNER THIGH AND HIP THROW

  • HARAI-GOSHI - SWEEPING HIP THROW

  • O-GOSHI - LARGE AROUND THE WAIST HIP THROW

  • O-SOTO-GARI - MAJOR OUTER REAPING THROW

  • SASAE-TSURI-KOMI-ASHI - LIFTING PULLING ANKLE BLOCK THROW

  • HIZA GURUMA - KNEE WHEEL THROW

  • MOROTE-SEOI-NAGE - TWO ARM LAPELS SHOULDER THROW

COMBINATION THROW

  • HIZA - GURUMA - USE TWO THROW COMBINATION (ONE THROW HAS TO BE HIZA GURUMA)

COUNTERS

  • MOROTE-SEOI-NAGE - MUST KNOW COUNTER WHEN SOMEONE IS APPLYING MOROTE-SEOI-NAGE

KATAME WAZA

  • KUZURE-KESA-GATAME

  • KUZURE-KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME

  • HADAKA-JIMI

  • OKURI-ERI-JIME

TWO ESCAPES F/OSAEKOMI WAZA

  • KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME

TURNOVER W/UKI ON KNEES AND ELBOWS

  • BELT & ARM CONTROL FROM FRONT / FROM FRONT LEFT HAND ON BELT & RIGHT HIKES UP UKI'S LEFT ARM FOR TURN OVER

  • COLLAR & LAPEL CHOKE/PIN TURNOVER / ONE HAND ON COLLAR OTHER ON FAR LAPEL ACROSS CHEST PUT KNEE IN BETWEEN ELBOW & KNEE TO CREATE TURNOVER INTO CHOKE/PIN

TURNOVER W/TORI ON HIS BACK

  • SHIME-WAZA/CHOKING TECHNIQUES - GYAKU-JUJI-JIME - REVERSE CROSS CHOKE EXECUTED BY GRIPPING LAPELS THUMBS OUT & PALMS FACING AWAY FROM UKIS NECK

  • KANSETSU-WAZA/JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES - UDE-GARAMI - ARM ENTANGLEMENT INTO FIGURE-FOUR KEY LOCK

  • KATAME-WAZA/PINNING TECHNIQUES - KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME - GET OUT OF KAMI-SHIHO-GATAME BY TWIRL OF LEGS INTO SAME MOVE
     

NORTH JERSEY JUDO 1 YEAR ROTATING CURRICULUM

TRACK 3 - TEENS AND ADULTS

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER


TACHI-WAZA / STANDING THROWING TECHNIQUES

  • DE-ASHI-HARAI - FORWARD FOOT SWEEP THROW

  • KOSOTO-GARI - SMALL OUTSIDE REAP THROW

  • KOSHI-GURUMA - AROUND THE NECK HIP THROW

  • OKURI-ASHI-HARAI - 3 STEP FOLLOW FOOT SWEEP THROW     

  • TSURI-KOMI-GOSHI - LIFTING PULLING HIP THROW

  • ASHI-GURUMA - LEG WHEEL THROW

  • HARAI-TSURI-KOMI - ASHI - LIFTING PULLING FOOT SWEEP THROW

  • SODE TSURIKOMI GOSHI - SLEEVE LIFTING PULLING HIP THROW

COMBINATION THROW

  • OKURI-ASHI-HARAI - USE TWO THROW COMBINATION (ONE THROW HAS TO BE OKURI-ASHI-HARAI)

  • O-SOTO-GARI - USE TWO THROW COMBINATION (ONE THROW HAS TO BE O-SOTO-GARI)

COUNTERS

  • HIZA-GURUMA - MUST KNOW COUNTER WHEN SOMEONE IS APPLYING HIZA-GURUMA

  • UCHI-MATA - MUST KNOW COUNTER WHEN SOMEONE IS APPLYING UCHI-MATA

KATAME WAZA

  • UDE-GARAMI - KANSETSU WAZA / ARM BAR JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES

  • UDE-HISSHIGI-JUJI-GATAME - KANSETSU WAZA / ARM BAR JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES

TWO ESCAPES F/OSAEKOMI WAZA

  • YOKO-SHIHO-GATAME

TURNOVER W/UKI ON KNEES AND ELBOWS

  • PEDRO'S ROLLING JUJI - UDE-HISSHIGI-JUJI / UDE-HISSHIGI-JUJI WHEN UKI ON ALL 4S

TURNOVER W/TORI ON HIS BACK

  • SHIME-WAZA/CHOKING TECHNIQUES - KATA-JUJI-JIME - LAPEL CHOKE WITH ONE THUMB IN AND ONE THUMB OUT

  • KANSETSU-WAZA/JOINT LOCK TECHNIQUES - UDE-HISHIGI-WAKI-GATAME - ARM PIT ARM LOCK

  • KATAME-WAZA/PINNING TECHNIQUES - KATA-GATAME - GET OUT OF KATA-GATAME

 

 





 

 

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