It is rare that a post makes me want to use all the positive replies( like, agree, funny, informative and useful) all at once, but this one covers all the bases. Congatulations!I have seen quite a few Judo classes and even been in a few myself. It has been my experience with a number of different Judo schools, that students get newaza from day 1.
No, I won't list every city, state and country where these schools were. No, I won't list all the organizations they were part of. No, I do not have youtube video of every single Judo students first class, showing them doing newaza.
Yes, I realize that this indeed, makes me wrong, because personal experience aside, some guy on an internet forum heard from some other unnamed source, who may have claimed to do Judo, that newaza is not introduced until yellow belt. I'll go tell Judo that they are doing it wrong. (it is wrong for them to deny newaza training until yellow belt right? I want to make sure I get this right when I talk to Judo about correcting things)
I suspect it varies quite a bit from school to school.
I’ve never trained Judo full time, but I’ve done part time supplemental training as a guest at 4-5 dojos. The dojos I’ve trained at have all included newaza for white belts. Then again they’ve all had mixed classes where the white belts were training along with higher ranks.
I’ve had opportunity to spar Judo practitioners from different schools besides the ones I’ve attended. Some of them were quite skilled at newaza. Some of them were pretty terrible. I suspect the ones who were terrible may have come from schools which didn’t spend much time on that aspect of the art.
It may well be that at some Judo schools the individual instructor/s don't introduce newaza until 6 months.Someone who did Judo claimed this. It's not a huge deal missing out on ground game first 6 month or year but I was surprised. Is this really true?
For some schools.Isn't atemi waza in one of the the katas for grading?
It wasn't with my instructor. I think we started newaza on my 4th or 5th class. But it's less emphasized in competition now, so may show up later in the curriculum for schools training for competition.Someone who did Judo claimed this. It's not a huge deal missing out on ground game first 6 month or year but I was surprised. Is this really true?
You'd need to ask the school, as those aren't Judo terms - they're how the school is desgnating the classes. If I were to hazard a guess, I suspect the "recreational" class doesn't discuss strategy and rules for competition.Okey so I just learned that I can indeed get graded despite having only one recreational class per week, for a total of 60 mins.
Is there anything in particular that will differential my training under the banner of recreational?