Judo/Questions Answered by Expert David Daley

SubjectDate Asked
HWxRpUskviBuEdRSm3/9/2012
  Q: dit :There are some fascinating dealdines on this article however I don’t know if I see all of ...
  A: I'm sorry but I don't understand what you are asking. I see you are from Germany so I can only ...
Coaching1/8/2012
  Q: I am a brown belt judoka in Zimbabwe,i woul like to know what level can i start coaching judo to ...
  A: There are a lot of parameters that need to be addressed. Are you talking about an organized club ...
rank8/13/2011
  Q: How does one advance in rank in judo and the martial arts? Is there a rigid system in place where ...
  A: Yes, Judo is regulated through two world wide organizations. The USJA and IJF. The requirements are ...
Training for speed5/23/2011
  Q: i just researched a lot read all bruce lee books appllied them all but i cant get the lightening ...
  A: You do know that Bruce Lee was not a Judo Player. I can give you several ways to help your speed. ...
Left or right hand grip?3/26/2011
  Q: My name is Ferdinando and I am a yellow belt judoka. Recently I became confused regarding my grip. ...
  A: Confusing for you? I'll bet your opponent is more confused. lol It really does not matter if you ...
shoes12/4/2010
  Q: I never understood why judo is practiced barefoot. Sambo, wrestling and even boxing practioners wear ...
  A: I didn't say we wore shoes on the mat. I said that the dirt on the mat flew in the eyes. That is the ...
Judo issues2/14/2010
  Q: I am 42 years of age, in very good physical condition(according to my Dr.) 5'-7" 165lbs. I am ...
  A: Either you are misinformed, or you have a judo club that is breaking the rules. In the strictest ...
utchimata6/26/2009
  Q: David What is the key for the success of Utchimata against heavy men? Are there any previous moves ...
  A: You say "heavy" person. How heavy? What is your weight in comparison? Rhetoric questions that your ...
judo6/6/2009
  Q: Why is America always closer to LAST place in World standings?
  A: The USA is the only country that does not support their athletes. We rely on private or company ...
judo2/5/2009
  Q: and I wanted to know is judo still being taut as self-defense or just sport.
  A: Judo is a self defense martial art. Judo is taught as a sport so it will be included in the ...
Judo footwork regarding hand position1/23/2009
  Q: I just started Judo and have been attending classes for about four months. This is a VERY simple ...
  A: The reason your sensei is instructing you this way is to give you a good foundation for Judo ...
Is it late for the black belt ?1/13/2009
  Q: i've started judo late in age 24, i played for just 5 months and stopped. now i am 27 , i am back ...
  A: You are not to old to get a black belt. I had a student start at 45 years of age and he made black ...
judo cmmpetition10/11/2008
  Q: our state competition is coming at next week & my exam is also coming at next week.so,i can't do ...
  A: Here are a few. Seating Seoinage?? This term worries me. I know what you mean but you should be ...
judo9/28/2008
  Q: sir,I participated coaching class in other city in summer.then after i came back in my city.i ...
  A: First you don't tell me what university you go to. The university will be able to help you. Or.. ...
judo training9/28/2008
  Q: sir,i am 20 years old,i'm playing judo since 2002.i participeted national level tournament in ...
  A: You have been practicing Judo for 6 years with no Sensei? And you entered A national tournament? ...
Getting back into the sport8/20/2008
  Q: I am returning to judo after a 22 year lay-off. My new sensi would like to see my black belt ...
  A: I am assuming that the sensei who awarded you the promotion was legit. He would have had to be ...
Arm Rolls2/5/2008
  Q: I need two arm rolls for 6th Kyu. Assuming ne waza techniques, one is to clamp tori's arm between my ...
  A: Are you sure that it's from the grappling position? What you described is correct in getting out of ...
What do you think best suits me?1/17/2008
  Q: I'm 13 years old about 5ft 8" and weigh around 10 stone. My main problem is that I am confused about ...
  A: Judo is indeed a self defense art. The striking and kicking arts are offensive. What you have to ...
Beginning in Judo9/8/2007
  Q: I am 24 years old and I have studied Tae Kwon Do for four years. I have been inspired by the growth ...
  A: The use of Judo in mma is on the rise. I have often wondered why most fighters thought that Jujitsu ...
Help me please9/3/2007
  Q: I have been taking Kenpo Karate in Colorado, I am not in any advanced ranks or anything, but when I ...
  A: Yeah, I don't think I would like to live there. Your not going to accomplish anything over night. ...
stretching7/12/2007
  Q: Sir, if you could possibly help me any, i would like to know some stretching techniques and also i ...
  A: I have taught judo over 25 years. But I have never taught by email or by phone. What you ask is ...
streetfight2/7/2007
  Q: i am 28yrs old martial artist.Right now i am not in practise from last 2 yrs.My problem is though i ...
  A: Why are you getting into fights? The way you describe it, sounds like it is an every day happening. ...
help for 2 1/2 yr old boy1/5/2007
  Q: hope you can give advise. our grandson who is quite bright for his age. problem - no discipline or ...
  A: 2 1/2 years old is a little young to start Judo. It has been done, but the parent has to have the ...
soft arts10/9/2006
  Q: What is the difference between Jujutsu, judo, aikido, aiki jujutsu, daito ryu, and daito ryo daito ...
  A: First I apologize for not answering sooner. I never got a notice of your question until just now. It ...
judo experience9/23/2006
  Q: I was wondering how long does it take to get really good at judo. I mean olympic calibur? I just ...
  A: This is a question that is hard to answer. I will try: Just about every Olympic Judo champion I have ...
jujitsu dojos?9/11/2006
  Q: i am currently taking aikido and i like it. however i dont think it is the same style that steven ...
  A: I looked up your request and came up with only one listing. I hope this helps you. Memphis Judo & ...
young son interested in karate, how about judo?9/10/2006
  Q: I have a 6 yr old son who took a very basic karate class last year at a community center and loved ...
  A: This is a great question and I wish more parents took as active role in choosing a club/school. 1. ...
is it right for me9/9/2006
  Q: do you think is art is right for me i am 14 and a inspired self tought extreme martial artist but ...
  A: Judo can be mastered by anyone of all sizes. Judo was invented by the Japanese, a small in stature ...
Judo Techniques8/27/2006
  Q: i am 14 and i have been practising thai boxing for 4 years. I want to add some ground work and ...
  A: Yes Judo is very heavy in ground work grappling techniques. I found an excellent page with videos. ...
beginning judo11/25/2005
  Q: I'm sixteen and have joined my local judo recently.I have done many other martial arts before but ...
  A: I am glad you like Judo. It is a way of life that will reward you as long as you live. Your ...
thank you to David Daley7/30/2005
  Q: David, I just received your reply to the question I asked about teaching a blind character in my ...
  A: Where would I pick up a copy of your book? Standard book store? You bet you can email me. ...
How to develop some new competition throws7/16/2005
  Q: I'm 13 years of age and have been doing Judo for almost 6 years. Obviously in that time i have had ...
  A: I have to assume you are part of a club/class that meets on a regular basis? Your question would be ...
Biomechanical Angle7/15/2005
  Q: When practicing Tai-toshi what should be the biomeechanical angle and where should this be. Many ...
  A: First off it's "Tai Otoshi" (body drop). I am not one to split hairs and don't make the precise ...
morote7/11/2005
  Q: Im a Shodan with 13 years experience. My Sensei is Hank Kraft and for years he has screamed at me to ...
  A: As you enter the throw (right posture) your elbow is up under the armpit of your uki. As you pull ...
beginning7/1/2005
  Q: age 20 just started hi is there any web siytes where i can get the names of throws/ techniques and ...
  A: This site has a lot of animated throws that will help you. http://www.judoinfo.com/animate.htm I'm ...
mixed competition6/23/2005
  Q: Good morning please, can you tell me why in many books about judo it is written that a skiled ...
  A: If judo were striking and/or kicking, then you would see mixed competition. Because Judo has all ...
United states Womens Champion6/22/2005
  Q: I do not know what year it was, but an acquaintance of mine from Topeka, KS, if I remember correctly ...
  A: You don't say if you are looking for a male or female. With the information you gave me, I would ...
help 4 son's training6/17/2005
  Q: i have a question about my son's training.he has been training for 2 years in Fresno,Ca.I been ...
  A: Boy do I know what you mean. This bad (Judo) habit should have been caught and stopped the first ...
I need help...4/27/2005
  Q: my name is Sam, I have a bit of a problem and I do hope you can offer some advice to me at least. I ...
  A: Dude! You need more help than I can give you. Is this a joke? If your really going through this then ...
What are the types of injuries in Judo?4/24/2005
  Q: I have read through several books on Judo and am interested in Judo. The only doubt remaining is the ...
  A: A very good question It has been established that there have been no injuries caused by Judo. Now ...
material for book4/2/2005
  Q: Sensei, I am the writer of a mystery novel entitled, Blind Traveler Down a Dark River. As the title ...
  A: Bennett I taught a class of blind students when I was in college. At the time I was majoring in ...
Judo2/24/2005
  Q: I am 37 and have no Judo experience. I have trained for 2 years in B.J.J. and have recently moved to ...
  A: Judo is Jiu Jitsu made save. It will be very familiar to you when you start. But, you must not use ...
Competition tricks1/29/2005
  Q: For the purpose of background, I just earned my second degree brown belt following a long absence ...
  A: I know what you are talking about. The little aches and pains from age will have an effect on your ...
Just need information for research10/3/2004
  Q: age 15 no experience. I am researching Judo to do a brochure for a class in school. how do you do ...
  A: You ask a question that cannot be answered with a couple of words. It took me 30 years to get where ...
Judo for street defence10/3/2004
  Q: My name is Warren, I am 36 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches and around 75 kgs. What I am looking for ...
  A: Power went out again. The kick boxing art is an offensive martial art. Judo is what you are looking ...
akibujutsu9/12/2004
  Q: I'm 35 this month and am a white belt in akibujutsu. I have been trying to break down the meaning of ...
  A: Sorry about the delay. I live in Florida and still cleaning up after the hurricane. This must be on ...
Am I able to practice judo?9/5/2004
  Q: Im 25 years old. I have never practised any martial art. Now I have already finished my ...
  A: Sorry about the delay. I live in Florida and I just got my power back on after the hurricane. I ...
age/competitions8/31/2004
  Q: because dont most people start really young. Would there be any competitions available for beginners ...
  A: You can start Judo at any age. The youngest I have taught is 4 years and the oldest 78 years. There ...
judo as a defence8/24/2004
  Q: i'm 22 i have no judo experience actually i just want to know how does judo stack up as a form of ...
  A: It depends on what type of combat you plan on doing. If you are going to war, then that's one thing. ...
about martial arts6/24/2004
  Q: What is the main differences between the different martial art styles such as (karate , kung fu , ...
  A: karate , kung fu , judo , tae kown do , akido , etc? This is a tall order and if I were to answer ...
training5/14/2004
  Q: Sir, 1. What are some of the most effective training drills in grappling? and how? 2. Also kindly ...
  A: Grappling is difficult to explain without demonstration. But, I will do my best. You ask: 1. What ...
Things that your life and art have taught you4/13/2004
  Q: Daley As you are an expert in the martial arts, I would be grateful to receive some of your wisdom ...
  A: Boy! That's a good one. I will have to put it in a nut shell, so to speak. As a youngster, I was ...
Triangle Choke / Head Holding4/12/2004
  Q: I have heard that it is illegal to pull your opponent's head down with your hands while executing ...
  A: Sorry to take so long to contact you. I had a hard drive crash. I have never heard of that ...
Counters3/18/2004
  Q: What are your favourite moves when you have your opponents back while standing up? (ie. just after ...
  A: You have hit on one of my favorite counters. It is called "Uranage". The one thing you have to make ...

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I taught Judo for over 25 years. I can answer all questions having to do with Judo. From beginners to experienced judoka. Strong in competition Judo. Training and exercise techniques.

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I have over 30 years experience. Over 25 years teaching Judo. Ages 5 to 80 years of age. Life member USJA. Retired member USJF. State Champion 3 years Sensei at College, 5 clubs in the state of Florida.

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