Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ude Garami - the "Kimura"

Kansetsu Waza One

Ude Garami

the 'Kimura'

Ude Garami is a 'basic' submission that places the shoulder and elbow at about 90 degrees each, and the arm as a whole is bent 'the wrong way' until one or both of these joints can no longer move. At this point, pain or damage begins, and the opponent is forced to choose between 'submission' or injury. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, this technique has been known as 'the Kimura' since 1955, when Masahiko Kimura, one of the greatest fighters in Judo history applied the technique against Helio Gracie in Rio de Janeiro, dislocating his elbow (breaking his arm) and effectively terminating the match. To Helio's credit, he gave up almost 90 pounds to the much larger and stronger champion Kimura, and refused to tap after suffering the injury. His family forced him to surrender, throwing in the towel when it became clear that he would not quit.

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Here's a video that breaks down the basics

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Technique One - De Ashi Harai

Technique Two - Hiza Guruma

Technique Three- Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi

Technique Four - Uki Goshi

Technique Five - O Soto Gari

Technique Six - O Goshi

Technique Seven - O Uchi Gari

Technique Eight - Seoi Nage

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Officer Elections

It has been announced that there will be elections held following Spring Break.

Consider this friday, 3/6 to be the first of two 'Campaign Days'. We will again discus issues related to being an officer of the club on Friday, 3/20. Elections will be held 3/27/2009 during our normal meeting times.
Elected officials will take office immediately, and will serve officially from Fall 2009-Spring 2010.

Offices open include President, Vice President and Treasurer. Duties include attendance of VCU Judo meetings, as well as annual SGA/Sports Club responsibilities such as attending certain budget proposal meetings, officer training and budget defense hearings. Typically about 3-4 per year, typically about one hour in length, held on campus during normal business hours, as well as on nights and weekends sometimes. These meetings are usually offered at various times, such that those with schedule conflicts can at least attend one.

Thanks guys!

Here's to a great 2009-2010!