Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tips on gis

A bunch of people got new gis! So I figured now would be a good time to post a few items on gi maintenance.

  • Unless your gi is pre-shrunk, it will shrink a bit when you wash it. If you want to shrink it on purpose, try the procedure in this link http://news.gorillagear.ca/what-to-do-with-a-new-gi/
  • DO NOT leave a wet/sweaty gi balled up in your gym bag. (Unless you enjoy bacteria growing in there)
  • Wash gi after every use. If this is just impossible, hang dry your gi immediately. Sun drying is preferable.
  • The Warrior gis that I got are natural, unbleached. If you want to lighten the color, use bleach during the first 2-3 washes. Otherwise, do not use bleach or detergent with bleach. Using bleach often will wear away the gi quickly.
  • Using a dryer is not recommended as it will make your gi shrink rather significantly and tumble drying will decrease the life of your gi.

I'm glad to see that a majority of our members now have gis at practice. If anybody else needs a gi, please contact me or Larry. You are also welcome to purchase a gi on your own. Jason posted information on gi brands on this blog as well http://vcujudo.blogspot.com/2008/09/get-gi.html

09-26-10 Sunday Practice

Nage waza (Throw technique)
O goshi - major hip throw
Uki goshi - floating hip throw

Shime waza (Choking technique)
Peruvian neck tie (not sure if there is a judo equivalent of this name)
"Turtle buster" into either
Okuri eri jime - sliding collar lock
Hadaka jime - rear naked choke


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

09-12-2010 Sunday Practice

So I think some people wanted to know the names of the throws and hold-downs that we worked on from Sunday.

Nage waza (Throw technique)
Seoi nage - upper back carry throw
Specifically, we worked on ippon seoi nage, which means single point upper back carry throw. http://judoinfo.com/new/images/stories/animations/blue/ipponseoi.gif You can check out a simple animation of the throw here.

Osaewaza (Pinning techniques)
Kesa gatame - scarf hold
Kata gatame - shoulder hold
Kami shiho gatame - upper four corner hold

If you have some free time, definitely navigate through the judo info website for a bit! If there are any beginning throws that you would like to learn, bring it up next time in class.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Practice GO JUDO!!!

Hello all,

Thanks again for expressing interest in our club and for signing up. As promised I would send out information about our club to everyone. Currently we have a 5th degree black belt teaching ( Godan) and his name is Pete. You will all meet Pete on Wednesday and I'm sure he will wow you all. He is a wealth of Judo information and has the rank and years of experience to prove it. This semester I would like for our club to grow and for everyone to help expand the Judo club and Judo as a combat sport. As a reminder we are in the FRANKLIN STREET GYM not the Cary Street gym. The Franklin Street gym is located on Franklin Street very close to Monroe Park and Shafer Dining center or Market 810.Practice is from 7 to 9 but please come about 20 to 10 minutes early to help; set up the mats. Also please wear loose fitting clothing or workout clothes. It's very likely all of you will be learning Ukimi or the ways of falling ( So you will be safe in practice).

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow night ( 7-9 )

Also please keep these links for future reference,



Larry D'Arcangelo

Judo Club President ( Yonkyu )