Last night at our Basingstoke Dojo, we hosted an evening course with British Judo Association’s Southern Region Technical Officer Chris Doherty 6th Dan.
Chris was accompanied by his daughter Jordan, a very accomplished competitive Judo-ka and coach in her own right.
The course focussed on Newaza or Groundwork techniques with Chris providing some insightful feedback to the children and adults in attendance on
- How to manoeuvre into a better position
- Creating openings into one’s opponents guards
- The use of spirals in groundwork
- The use of Opposite force
Chris demonstrated very good and clear techniques for us to work with, such as this one in the video below. We then had a chance to practice those techniques under the eyes of Chris and Jordan and resident Judo Coach Peter Powell 3rd Dan.