Last Thuursday was a bank holiday where I live and I was invited to give a four hour training session at a club in South Hesse.
The first 2 hours was ne waza with the juniors and youths and the second part was competition training with the youths and seniors. The second half was no problem
The first part I wanted to keep very general about worked on controlling uke in during osaekomi waza, body position, relaxing etc.., So after a little theory and a few demonstrations as a first practicle exercise got tori to apply kesa gatame and with light resistance from uke to transition to kami shio.
I was imediately stopped by one of the clubs instructors and informed that the State Judo Association no longer allows kesa gatame to be taught to junior pupils under yellow belt because it may cause unnecassary stress and anxiety due to the claustrophobic nature of the hold
He was Serious
Your opinions please