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    oldkx

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    Did my first session

    Post by oldkx on Fri May 30, 2014 1:06 am

    I found a local club that I liked the look of and did my first Judo session this week. It was more physically demanding than any other martial art I've done before and I'm aching in places I didn't know I had. Can't wait til next week.

    tommy2days

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    Re: Did my first session

    Post by tommy2days on Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:01 am

    Cool! If you dont mind me asking, how old are are you? I am 45 and looking to take my first class also. I have trained in Bjj for 1 1/2 yrs and very active, but I know Judo training is very intense. Thanks. Tom

    oldkx

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    Re: Did my first session

    Post by oldkx on Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:58 am

    tommy2days wrote:Cool! If you dont mind me asking, how old are are you? I am 45 and looking to take my first class also. I have trained in Bjj for 1 1/2 yrs and very active, but I know Judo training is very intense. Thanks. Tom

    Hi Tom, I'm 42. Your BJJ training will help with Judo. I've done a few martial arts in the past and currently train JJJ which definitely helped me with my first class. Judo feels different though, for a couple of days I was aching all over. I say go for it, you'll probably love it. All the best.
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    JudoStu

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    Re: Did my first session

    Post by JudoStu on Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:56 am

    I started Judo at 37 (now almost 42) and still loving it. Like you I had done many other martial arts and agree Judo is the hardest on the body. Just take it easy, keep turning up and it will get better

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    Stacey

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    Re: Did my first session

    Post by Stacey on Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:57 pm

    One of the big differences is falling. Even if you've done falling before, you probably haven't done it like this, and that will get you hurting/aching bigger than anything I know. You also don't get the uchi komis like you do in judo - it's different in BJJ and JJJ in that you don't get the reps standing, and in BJJ - you generally don't get the standing, especially at the intensity.

    Work on technique, technique, technique, and relaxing. One of the big things beginners, especially older beginners have a problem with is being stiff; it's like you have to learn to relax with each new move you learn, and it takes longer to learn the moves and to relax. Tightening up - boy that'll get you sore quickly.

    Best bet - prophylactic doses of Motrin/Aleve/Ibuprofen. Take a dose before bed to make sure you're not so stiff in the morning you're having a problem getting out of bed. Also, make sure you take your time in the shower - it's not just good for prevention of infections, it's also good for loosening up muscles. I prefer a bath, nice and hot. Some people like cold to reduce swelling. Whatever works for you is what you should do - just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do it.

    Judo after a certain age is tough, but it's great fun. Keep at it.

    tommy2days

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    Re: Did my first session

    Post by tommy2days on Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:40 am

    Stacey wrote:One of the big differences is falling.  Even if you've done falling before, you probably haven't done it like this, and that will get you hurting/aching bigger than anything I know.  You also don't get the uchi komis like you do in judo - it's different in BJJ and JJJ in that you don't get the reps standing, and in BJJ - you generally don't get the standing, especially at the intensity.

    Work on technique, technique, technique, and relaxing.  One of the big things beginners, especially older beginners have a problem with is being stiff; it's like you have to learn to relax with each new move you learn, and it takes longer to learn the moves and to relax.  Tightening up - boy that'll get you sore quickly.

    Best bet - prophylactic doses of Motrin/Aleve/Ibuprofen.  Take a dose before bed to make sure you're not so stiff in the morning you're having a problem getting out of bed.  Also, make sure you take your time in the shower - it's not just good for prevention of infections, it's also good for loosening up muscles.  I prefer a bath, nice and hot.  Some people like cold to reduce swelling.  Whatever works for you is what you should do - just make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do it.

    Judo after a certain age is tough, but it's great fun.  Keep at it.


    Thank you Stacey. My hands are really sore, but overall I feel good. My first Randori was on Friday. Thanks again.

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