Marc Dickie Judo Seminar at Grappling Mastery

Marc Dickie, 4th Degree Judo Black Belt

Judo is a Grappling martial art and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.  At Grappling Mastery, we use Judo for it’s effective throws and takedowns using the Gi.  It transitions perfectly for those who want to compete in BJJ and are looking for a way to take an opponent to the ground while remaining on top.  It is similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in it’s use of immobilizing joint locks and chokes, while also similar to Wrestling in its effectiveness in throws.  Grappling Mastery teaches Judo in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes. This seminar will teach everyone Judo from the perspective of a pure Judoka. Judo techniques can be modified to work very well in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Sensei Marc Dickie started Judo in his home country of England at the age of 11 and trained there until immigrating to the US at 16. He continued his pursuit of the martial art in the California Bay Area studying Karate and Kung Fu until leaving California. Traveling about the country, he went to Western New York and back to judo. There he met Dr. Sachio Ashida and studied consistently with him and his students for the next 20 years, achieving the rank of 4th degree black belt and winning 2 National Masters Championships. Dr. Ashida’s judo came directly from its founder, Professor Kano, and relied on proper technique and the principle of maximum efficiency, minimum energy, principles that Sensei Marc insists in his students.

In his own words, ”I’m not a natural at Judo. I had to pick everything apart to learn it. As such, I have a great knowledge base to coach and assists students of Judo, having intimate knowledge of the path they are now on.”

Sensei Marc believes in the foundational purpose of judo and all sport being to develop the character of a person as well as the body. He has trained with many great judo men and is eager to pass his knowledge on to those who wish to learn.

Seminar details:

Saturday, April 16th 11:00-2:00

Cost: $20

Location: Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai Academy

19051 US-441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757

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Wrestling for BJJ: Lateral Drop Throw

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The lateral drop is an effective wrestling throw that works well in BJJ.  It can be used to take down an opponent directly in side control, or Kesa Gatame (Judo).  In Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling this takedown would normally score 3 points, however in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all takedowns currently score only 2 points.  In either case the lateral drop lands you in a very dominant position!

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Judo Technique: Drop Seoi Nage Throw using the Gi

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Judo throws are great for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because they use the gi.  An effective Judo throw called Seoi Nage uses your body positioning and momentum to take an opponent down quickly and into a very good position to continue fighting on the ground.

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Technique: BJJ Collar Choke from the Back

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Here is a detailed instruction of how to do a Collar Choke when you have the Back in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) with the Gi.  This is a very effective choke and is always a threat when someone has the back in Jiu Jitsu.

 

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Technique: Side Sacrifice Judo Throw for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Here is a variation of a side sacrifice Judo throw that takes little effort to bring an opponent to the ground.  Similar to Yoko Sutemi Waza, Yoko Otoshi, and a few other Judo throws, we will utilize modified grips for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu securing an overhook holding the lapel or an underhook with the collar.  Secure the opponents far elbow and pinch the wrist with your armpit for a far side overhook. In a one-legged squatting motion, “glue” the bottom of your foot to the opponents ankle for a sacrifice throw that will give you knee on belly position or side control.  You could also counter this throw with the same exact takedown since it can be thrown with an overhook or an underhook.

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Judo Classes

Judo Classes at Grappling Mastery in Mount Dora, Florida

Judo is a Grappling martial art and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano.  At Grappling Mastery, we use Judo for it’s effective throws and takedowns using the Gi.  It transitions perfectly for those who want to compete in BJJ and are looking for a way to take an opponent to the ground while remaining on top.  It is similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in it’s use of immobilizing joint locks and chokes, while also similar to Wrestling in its effectiveness in throws.

Learn more about the influence of Judo on Gracie Jiu Jitsu.

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Burn 888 Calories per Hour and Get in Shape with Mixed Martial Arts!

Get in Fighting Shape at Grappling Mastery

It is well known in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) community that wrestlers are among the most well conditioned and mentally tough athletes there are.  Wrestling is a Grappling Martial Art that does not involve punches or kicks, as opposed to Striking Arts like Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Other similar arts to Wrestling are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Sambo, and Judo.

According to Harvard Medical School, Martial Arts like Judo, Kickboxing, or Boxing Sparring can burn anywhere from 400 to 444 calories every 30 minutes for a 185 lb. person.  That’s up to 888 calories/hour!

Not only will you get in shape and gain energy, you will also learn a skill that could help you protect yourself and your family in the future.  You will lose weight and tone up without realizing the workout you are actually getting.  Thinking about the techniques and what to do next keeps your mind on the moment instead of the workout.  You will relieve stress and have a great time!

Grappling Mastery offers 30 Days Free so can get started on your Fitness Goals now and Get in Shape using Martial Arts.  So come check us out today!
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What is Grappling?

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Grappling is a style of fighting that does not involve punches, kicks, or any other type of striking.  Some Martial Arts that use Grappling Techniques are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Judo, and Sambo.  Some striking arts have grappling elements such as Muay Thai and Sanshou or Sanda.

Grappling specializes in Throws, Takedowns, Controlling your Opponent, Dominant Positioning, Sweeps, Joint Locks, Chokes, and other Submissions.  Some Grappling Styles use a Gi, or Kimono, while others do not.

In the early days of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Grappling was introduced as a formidable style of fighting when Royce Gracie and the Gracie Family fought in a No Holds Barred tournament to show which styles came out on top.  Royce beat most opponents without throwing a single punch and used a lackluster front kick only to distract people from his attempt to clinch for a takedown.  His biggest rivalries were against Ken Shamrock, a submission fighter and Dan Severn, a Greco-Roman Wrestler.  He also had a notable fight against Kimo Leopoldo, in which Kimo was credited as a Taekwondo Black Belt, though he also wrestled growing up.

Other UFC, King of the Cage, and Pride FC matches proved over and over that Grappling Arts were superior to the striking arts.  Not until later, when strikers started to learn techniques from Grappling and how to counter them, did they start to overcome the grapplers.  In response, Grapplers started to learn how to strike and combined it with Grappling.  This was the evolution of mixed martial arts we see today.  Many fights now come down to who the better athlete was, not which martial art is superior.  This is because the athletes are both familiar with striking and grappling.  Grappling remains a vital part of every MMA fighter’s training regimen.

At Grappling Mastery we specialize in the Grappling Arts.  Professor Brian Ruscio is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and has been Wrestling since 5 years of age.  He also has extensive knowledge of Judo and Sambo techniques.  Grappling Mastery also offers Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes to compliment our Grappling Techniques.  Muay Thai Coach Mike Sgroi and Professor Brian Ruscio both have a history of training MMA Fighters, both amateur and professional, some even appearing on TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) and UFC.

Come try a FREE Class at Grappling Mastery to see what Grappling is all about.  We have a great group of people waiting to help you!

Photo Gallery of our Grand Opening in Mount Dora!

Grappling Mastery Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA hosted a Self Defense Seminar, Ginastica Natural Class, and a Zumba Fitness Class at our Grand Opening of our New BJJ Academy in Mount Dora on US HWY 441 near Loch Leven.

Enjoy the photo gallery below!

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Physics of Judo and other Throws in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

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Here is a video project of the Physics of Judo and other Throws utilized in BJJ that I helped a student of Gracie Barra in Orlando put together.  This is titled Physics of Judo in BJJ because some takedowns in BJJ and Wrestling, such as the Double-Leg or the act of Holding the Gi for a prolonged time are banned in Judo Competition.

Some memorable quotes… “What the…” and “Now if Physics aren’t involved in that!…”  Enjoy!

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