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Counter Throws

Go-no-sen-no-kata demonstrates forms of counter attack. This judo kata focuses on counter-attacks to throwing techniques. A good counter throw will use the attackers own momentum and lack of stability in a direction against them. Zen judo instructors Martin Robertson and Dave Bennington demonstrated a variation of the kata using throwing techniques within the zen judo syllabus. Their aim was to adapt the Go- no-sen-no-kata for use by zen judo judoka while aiding in teaching why good posture, kazushi and technique is so important when executing a throw. Go-no-sen-no-kata (Variation): * Kubi Nage countered by Ushiro Goshi (as a basic counter) * Hiza Garuma countered by Hiza Garuma * Kata Seoi countered by Te Hiza Sasea (Long Version) * Ko Soto Gake countered by Tai Otoshi * Ko Tsuri Goshi countered by Ko Soto Gake * Koshi Guruma countered by Uki Goshi * Ko Soto Gari countered by Ko Soto Gari * Osoto Gari countered by Osoto Gari * Hane Goshi countered by Sasae Tsurikomi Goshi * Ouchi Gari countered by Ouchi Gashi * Ko Uchi Gari countered by Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi * Hiza Guruma countered by Ouchi Gari * Harai Goshi countered by Osoto Gari or Uki Goshi * Uchi Mata countered by Uchi mata Sukashi (as a basic counter) Note: These techniques can be taught as above in grade order, so Zen Judo judoka can lean the components of the kata at a level safe for their current grade.

New Custodian Appointment April 2018

I have great pleasure in announcing that Sensei Jim Dart 4th Dan ZJF

(Chief Instructor Kenshindoryu Nippon Budo Kyokai) has been

appointed Technical Advisor to the Zen Judo Family Custodians

(Yudansha Panel).

Head of The Zen Judo Family 9th Oct 2017

Sensei John Robertson 5th Dan has been promoted to Head of The Zen Judo Family on 9th October 2017 following the retirement of Shihan Phil Watts 6th Dan.

Celebration of Life for Peggy McCarthy 21st

Oct 2016

Today I along with Yvonne and Sensei Martin attended the 'Celebration of Life' for Peggy McCarthy, wife of Dominick 'Mac' McCarthy which was held at Crawley, as representatives of The Zen Judo Family Yudansha and wider Zen Judo Family, both in the UK and abroad. It was great to have the opportunity to talk to both Richard and Adrian (Peggy and Mac's Son's) and catch up with other former Zen Judo students and friends of the family, including Sensei Val Churchill, Phil Watts (past and present heads of the ZJF) and Sensei David Ross (who I remember from my early years) and Mike, Sally and Tracy Meek (who I had heard about over the years from Val). On behalf of the ZJF we presented a cheque to the Alzheimers Society as per Peggy's family wishes.
Website  Updates! I have been spending time updating the ZJF websites any feedback would be appreciated. Due to changes in the data laws which start on 25th May 2018 if you wish your details  changed or removed from this web site please contact me (admin at zenjudo.co.uk).
The Zen Judo UK Website
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interest.

© The Zen Judo Family and The British Zen Judo Family Association. All rights reserved.
www.zenjudo.co.uk The Zen Judo Family

New Custodian Appointment

April 2018

I have great pleasure in announcing that Sensei Jim

Dart 4th Dan ZJF (Chief Instructor Kenshindoryu

Nippon Budo Kyokai) has been appointed Technical

Advisor to the Zen Judo Family Custodians

(Yudansha Panel).

Head of The Zen Judo Family

9th Oct 2017

Sensei John Robertson 5th Dan has been promoted to Head of The Zen Judo Family on 9th October 2017 following the retirement of Shihan Phil Watts 6th Dan.

Celebration of Life for Peggy

McCarthy 21st Oct 2016

Today I along with Yvonne and Sensei Martin attended the 'Celebration of Life' for Peggy McCarthy, wife of Dominick 'Mac' McCarthy which was held at Crawley, as representatives of The Zen Judo Family Yudansha and wider Zen Judo Family, both in the UK and abroad. It was great to have the opportunity to talk to both Richard and Adrian (Peggy and Mac's Son's) and catch up with other former Zen Judo students and friends of the family, including Sensei Val Churchill, Phil Watts (past and present heads of the ZJF) and Sensei David Ross (who I remember from my early years) and Mike, Sally and Tracy Meek (who I had heard about over the years from Val). On behalf of the ZJF we presented a cheque to the Alzheimers Society as per Peggy's family wishes.
Website  Updates! I have been spending time updating the ZJF websites any feedback would be appreciated. Due to changes in the data laws which start on 25th May 2018 if you wish your details  changed or removed from this web site please contact me (admin at zenjudo.co.uk).