So I started training yudo (South Korea's version of the martial art) in June. I thought it was just my Korean instructors accent and how he pronounced judo but also the techniques and terminology were all in Korean, not Japanese. Today I finally realized that ROK has their own thing going on but from my white belt perspective, it seems that yudo/judo is just tomato/tomahtoe. The r/yudo sub is not martial arts related at all so I guess I'll still be hanging here. Does anyone here have any resources/translations so I can try to keep up with the conversations?
So my club requires you place in 5-6 competitions or beat and place higher than a higher rank to progress.
I’ve only been doing judo for less than a year, is this a common requirement?
The cost and injury risk concerns me, I’m fine with competing and it being a requirement but having to place in 6 seems like a bit much and would really limit progress to some less athletic people who want to learn Judo.
I saw a comment on here a while back saying that different ashiwaza require different support leg positionings, i feel i struggle with ashiwaza because im not sure where to place my support leg. for example i see that the support leg for ko uchi gari is placed usually quite far from the opponent compared to something like de ashi. How do i gauge where to place my support leg?
I'm having a very hard time with tomoe nage. I'm from a bjj background so it was always my go to throw, but now I barely try hitting it in randori. It doesn't matter how i do it, even if i try to do it by the book, thrown them to the side, fall into mount or do it exactly like someone else showed it to me, my sensei will always say it was shido, then come up to me and explain how judo is about throwing the opponent with skill. Even if the partner I'm rolling with says he thinks it was a valid attempt/throw he still says it was wrong, but never elaborates on it (i’ve asked a few times).
He already told me once he doesn’t like Tomoe Nage, so I'm suspicious he does that to see if i’ll stop trying it ( I do it once every class or so). How do I approach that? Honestly I'm just thinking about leaving Tomoe Nage for the Bjj classes.