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We did something different tonight at Trojan Judo Club. We skipped newaza and focused on drilling ashiwaza. Ashiwaza is known as foot-techniques. There are a ton of foot sweeps that are part of this family.
Judo was originally designed for a smaller, weaker and frailer opponent to defeat a bigger and stronger opponent. IMO, this is one family of techniques where power plays little role. It is about timing and form.
Take okuri-ashi-barai (sending foot sweep). This is where…