Has anybody been following the Judo competition at the London Olympics?
I have a tremendous amount of respect for this sport.
It really holds its own against BJJ on the ground, and has some excellent standing grapple skills.
I would not want to mess with one of these guys or girls competing in the Olympics.
I wouldn't mind learning from them however!
From 1996-1998, I trained with a High School team in Nagano, Japan where the 1998 Olympics were held.
Great times, and good training. Some of those guys were really brutal! And the girls could kick your butt too.
Check out Kaori Matsumoto, Riki Nakaya, Masashi Ebinuma, Yoshie Ueno, and Masashi Nishiyama, Japan's latest medal winners.