Judo Chop Suey Ep. 20 - Freestyle Judo founder Steve Scott

April 25, 2017

Sensei Steve Scott, the founder of Freestyle Judo and Head Sensei at Welcome Mat Judo Club, joins the Judo Chop Suey podcast to discuss Freestyle Judo.  We talk about how he started Judo, his extensive experience in Judo, why he created Freestyle Judo, and how Freestyle Judo tournaments are officiated.  An outline of the show is below:  

  • Judo Dave gives an update on his Judo club. [6:26]  
  • Listener reaction. [11:08]  
  • Interview with Steve Scott.  [24:21]  

Awesome JCVD video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRzjVFyrQjk

Freestyle Judo: http://www.freestylejudo.org/

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 19 - A Very Special Shodan Promotion and Antalya Grand Prix

April 17, 2017

Judo Dave Roman talks about the Antalya Grand Prix and Judo Joe's promotion to shodan.  Dave Roman also recommends a show on Netflix you should watch and a show you should avoid.  The outline of the episode is below.  

  • Judo Joe gets promoted to shodan! [00:48]  
  • Unfortunate news for my Judo club. [06:55]  
  • A song is stuck in my head. [12:47]  
  • Two shows on Netflix that Judo Dave is watching. [14:13]  
  • Reminder of upcoming interview with Sensei Steve Scott.  Send in your questions! [17:44]  
  • Thoughts on Antalya Grand Prix. [19:24]  
  • Is the IJF trying to start a Twitter beef? [31:53]  
  • Listener reactions! [33:59]  

The list below contains links to the matches discussed on the podcast:  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 18 - Jimmy Pedro AMA, BJJ Discussion, Tbilisi Grand Prix and WrestleMania Review

April 10, 2017

Judo Joe joins the Judo Chop Suey podcast as a guest co-host to discuss his thoughts on our coach, the preceived rivalry between BJJ and Judo, the Jimmy Pedro AMA on Reddit, and the Tbilisi Grand Prix.  Also, Judo Dave Roman also gives his thoughts on WrestleMania after attending it in person.  The show outline is below:  

  • In Memoriam: David Middendorf [10:48]  
  • Listener Reaction and Special Announcement [34:05]  
    • Discussions on Freestyle Judo and Retaining Adults  
  • The only thing about BJJ that annoys Judo Dave [55:05]  
  • Jimmy Pedro AMA [01:06:24]  
  • Kayla Harrison would be better in WWE than MMA [01:17:47]  
  • Continued discussion on Jimmy Pedro AMA [01:21:25]  
  • Kodokan syllabus changed [01:31:34]  
  • Thoughts on Tbilisi Grand Prix [01:37:04]  
  • WrestleMania Review [02:03:24]  
  • My bucket list and the gift of a water bottle [02:21:22]  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 17 - Interview with Jonah Ewell of Oakland Judo

April 3, 2017

The Head Instructor of Oakland Judo joins the Judo Chop Suey podcast to talk about his decision to start his own Judo club, how that dream came to fruition, the challenges involved of getting a program off the ground, and his thoughts on the leg grab ban in Judo!  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 16 - Marius Vizer Q&A, North Korea, and Care Packages

March 27, 2017

Marius Vizer Q&A on Twitter, opinions on the IJF trying to hold a Judo tournament in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the water bottle has finally arrived!  Plus, the Judo Chop Suey podcast received its first listener voicemail!  The show outline is below:  

  • Great experience visiting United Judo of Tampa. [00:37]  
  • Hans van Essen delivers! [04:11]  
  • First voicemail of the JCS podcast. [09:18]  
  • Thoughts on Marius Vizer Twitter Q&A. [17:15]  
  • Judo in Japan losing popularity? [24:10]  
  • The IJF postpones holding a tournament in North Korea. [28:04]  
  • Podcast Outtakes. [39:24]    

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com  

Twitter: @lavidajudoka  

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic  

Podcast is also available on iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher, and TuneIn.  Please feel free to like, rate, review the podcast wherever you listen.  

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 15 - Reaction to Travis Stevens, The Joshi Belt, and Thoughts on Baku Grand Slam

March 20, 2017

Reaction to Travis Stevens' AMA on Reddit, Japan changes its sexist policy toward women, and thoughts on the Baku Grand Slam which include a breakdown of ippon statistics and some notable matches.  Dave Roman also talks about the road to WrestlMania and why Roman Reigns is his guy.  The show outline is below:  

 

  • Special announcement for an upcoming episode of the JCS podcast. [01:41]  
  • The Road to WrestleMania. [04:21]  
  • Listener e-mail reaction and thoughts on using uchi komi bands. [08:54]  
  • Listener e-mail reaction to my Superstar Judo review. [15:16]  
  • Dave gives advice on countering "drop seoi nage". [20:00]  The YouTube video referenced can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabN0_O6VJg  
  • Dave reacts to some of the specific Judo related items in Travis Stevens' AMA. [25:22]  
  • The All Japan Judo Federation changes its policy on the joshi belt. [41:51]  
  • Baku Grand Slam thoughts. [49:02]  
  • Key Matches of the Baku Grand Slam [55:27]  

Notable matches at the Baku Grand Slam:  

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 14 - Superstar Judo

March 13, 2017

The first product review of the Judo Chop Suey podcast is conducted.  You will hear all about the good, the bad, and the ugly concerning Superstar Judo.  Plus, Dave Roman gives his thoughts on Logan starring Hugh Jackman.  The show outline with time stamps is below:

  • Spoiler free Logan movie review. [00:30] Can you identify the background music during review?
  • I'm going to WrestleMania!  What does that mean for you, the listener? [04:49]
  • A dog has a water bottle that rightfully belongs to me! [08:48]
  • Some thoughts on the final matches on Day 3 at the Baku Grand Slam. [10:36]
  • Listener reaction. [12:42]
  • Thorough review of Superstar Judo.  I discuss the pros and cons of the subscription service. [18:09]

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com

Twitter: @lavidajudoka

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 13 - Listener Reaction, Discussion on Kyu Ranks, and Dusseldorf Grand Prix Thoughts

March 6, 2017

Dave Roman talks about kyu ranks and where he feels a student's skills should be at certain ranks.  Listener reaction to the last podcast which includes a dissenting response.  Dave Roman also talks about his thoughts on the Dusseldorf Grand Prix.  The show outline with time stamps is below:  

  • New sponsor for the Judo Chop Suey podcast! (1:10)
  • Listener response from last podcast. (4:42)
  • My opinion on what kyu ranks should be able to demonstrate and how certain ranks may compare to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in terms of progression.  Click here to see link to article I referenced. (16:55)
  • Dusseldorf Grand Prix statistics and how they compare to the Paris Grand Slam. (43:30)
  • Summary of matches I felt were the most entertaining. (48:46)

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com

Twitter: @lavidajudoka

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 12 - Interview With The Redditor

February 27, 2017

Dave Roman conducts his very first interview on the Judo Chop Suey podcast.  On the show is the the Redditor known as Bozo78.  He's the gentleman from Australia whose story was talked about on Episode 11.  Bozo78 comes on this program to discuss his history in Judo, his current injury, and how this injury closes the door to being promoted to shodan through the Judo Federation on Australia.  My guest also talks about how many Judo students who are 30 years old and older may be in for a shock when they find out the competition points they have earned in Masters competition is all for nothing.  The list of questions asked during the interview are below:

  • What's your opinion on leg grabs in Judo? (4:00)
  • How and why did you start Judo? (7:32)
  • How many clubs have you been a part of and how long have you been at your current club? (10:21)
  • What is your current rank and how long have you been at that rank? (14:54)
  • What kind of setbacks have you had in Judo? (19:47)
  • Tell me about your current injury. (21:46)
  • Why does this current injury close the door to shodan for you and how does the JFA's policy potentially close the door for others? (23:20)
  • What are the Judo federations in Australia? (29:47)
  • What is the promotion process like in the JFA? (31:12)
  • What is your opinion on that promotion process? (33:42)
  • Do you think there are people in the JFA who believe the current promotion process is a good way to grow Judo? (37:05)
  • Judo in Australia is dying. (39:23)
  • What do you think Judo can do to get more adults involved? (44:01)
  • Are there other avenues you can take in order to be promoted to shodan? (50:16)
  • Will you quit Judo in favor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? (57:10)
  • Is being a BJJ instructor lucrative in Australia and is that a potential career path for you? (1:18:15)

Show Email: judochopsueyshow@gmail.com

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic

 

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Judo Chop Suey Ep. 11 - Training With Women And An Outrageous Story From Down Under

February 20, 2017

Scoring statistics from the Paris Grand Slam revealed.  Did the new rules increase the number of ippon wins?  Dave Roman talks about his favorite training partner and how men need to approach training with women at their club.  Dave also talks about an outrageous story he read on Reddit concerning a promotion issue.  The show outline with time stamps is below:  

 

  • Dusseldorf Grand Prix. (6:44)
  • Statistics from the Paris Grand Prix. (9:52)
  • How men should train with women in Judo. (19:00)
    • YouTube video referenced in this section can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00H5O9lQmZk
  • Outrageous story from the land Down Under that made me want to flip the table in frustration. (36:16)

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Opening Music: Blade by Kynetic

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