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Grip Fighting in Judo Competition

Grip Fighting With Two Hands

What goes around comes around and it's always interesting to watch how the old styles come back into fashion as the new is abandoned. Take grip fighting for instance, the new rules have many Judoka scrambling.

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With the advent of the new two-hand rule in competition judo, lots of Judoka are looking into different techniques and revising their strategy.

For those of us who may have started Judo when there was a more traditional approach to competition much of what is being discussed now is simply a return to the drills and training we used to do before the patter cake approach to getting a grip became popular.

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Here is a drill that was shared on a Judo Google plus group that has a very effective drill even if very traditional for getting a grip. One that would easily fall within the current rules.

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