thanks for your reply, but it doens't refer to my post, does it? Since you didn’t answer my questions, did you?
genetic judoka wrote:some competitors are assholes. I refuse to compete in a situation where my ability to make it up and down the stairs in my house is reliant on my opponent having my best interests in mind as he cranks away at a leg lock. many competitors care about their opponent, but not all do. leg locks were allowed in judo shiai for a long time, and due to the high number of injuries it was banned, and rightfully so.
But you don't refuse to use armlocks?
And as I mentioned several times....you take the risk to arm your opponents neck because you can handle it (while throwing).
In my point (and I did't read a better argument until here) the danger can't be your most valid argument.
and once more:
You risk your opponents health. Isn't something like.....for instance a Kata-Guruma dangerous like hell?
In the other hand….BJJ guys don't harm eath other...nor the guys from Sambo....nor the MMA guys...nor the guys from luta livre?
You people in here argue that judo is an educational-system. Even me - who knows nothing about education or some science like this - knows , that it's more effective reward someone for a good action than to punish him for a "bad" action.
And the IJF keep on punishing...restricting...
yes, other arts practice atemi, but judo is primarily about throws and holds. there are arts that practice throws and holds in addition to strikes, and in many cases their throws are terrible as is their groudwork. we in judo focus on throws and holds, and as a result can develop them to a high degree. jack of all trades and a master of none, is not the way I wanna be. I have no interest whatsoever in practicing striking, why should I do striking because YOU who are not my sensei think I'm not practicing it enough? what if I really don't care about striking? because really, I don't care about striking.
throwing people is tons of fun, and that's why I do it.
Thats the big difference between someones opinion and (historical) facts.
Wo says that “but judo is primarily about throws and holds”?
I think you should do stirking because it’s a part of judo?
You refuse to practice a big part of judo but you still claim to do judo?
I can’t say "I study math but I refuse to learn algebra"…because it’s no fun? If my “sensei” doesn’t practice algebra with me, will there be no algebra because of it?!
Still it’s a big part of math…
My kindest regards,