Alasdair Stuart

The Judo Diaries: The Courtesy of Choking Someone Unconscious

From time to time, Judo gets a bad rap. It doesn’t have the flashy strikes of Karate or Taekwondo, lacks the apparent chaos of mixed martial arts and has been eclipsed in grappling and wrestling circles by it’s own children, the Judo-derived martial arts of Brazilian Jujitsu and Sambo. Judo’s like the Beatles, one of …

The Judo Diaries: The Courtesy of Choking Someone Unconscious

The Judo Diaries: Back in White

I sort of wanted a training montage. I’ve been conditioned to imagine getting ready for a sporting come back as something which requires ’80s power chords, slow motion and hard work starting to pay off. Rocky runs up the steps a little faster, Daniel is slightly less awful at the Crane Technique Kick, Stan Marsh …

The Judo Diaries: Back in White

The Judo Diaries: Week 7 – Excuse Me, Could You Show Me The Way To The Aggression?

This lesson took a little while to process. So much so in fact that I’m actually two weeks in the hole on this column, it’s taken so long to figure out how I felt about it. It wasn’t bad, not at all, but, three things happened this lesson that brought me up short and forced …

The Judo Diaries: Week 7 – Excuse Me, Could You Show Me The Way To The Aggression?

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