This is a presentation by Tycho before a group of Special Needs Judo teachers in the judo 3.0 Seminar in Zagreb, May 2021. We are publishing this because coming Sunday the 5th of September, Tycho will give another presentation, this time about adapted kata and we will publish that video too when it becomes available.
This video shows how to make use of ushiro-ukemi to help handicapped judoka become familiar with the judo lessons.
Some handicapped judoka cannot stand in a stable manner, or indeed cannot stand at all. Does that mean you cannot perform kata? Certainly not! In such a case, the kata is modified in such a way that the same techniques can be performed, with the same principles. That way, handicapped judoka can still take part in tournaments, and even do dan graduation exams.
This video shows how nage-no-kata can be adapted. Keep in mind that these are examples on how to do this, because of course every judoka is different.
Sunday April 11th, James Mulroy and Cecilia Evenblij organised and hosted the second in their series of six International Online Inclusive Judo Trainings. Once again it was an amazing success with nearly 90 participants from 8 countries including Ireland, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Finland and Spain. A special thanks to our Italian friends who delivered part of the session.
Next session will take place on 16th May.