Antti Renko, our Founder, will tell us bellow. Continue reading...
Judo has been the greatest adventure through my life. It was a empowering way to continously become better every day. It was a way to get friends and travel and experience the world. After finishing as an athlete I wanted to give back and continue the best lessons I had from teachers. I wanted to pass forward the heritage of great teaching lessons. As it's best it is great to see people reaching their goals. But some way there was little new and everything was based on eye and feeling and some systematic ways were not developing. I was continuating the same for two decades.
At 2017 during our coach studies we were asked to refine our coaching philosophy and that gave a push to create solid base for teaching and coaching. During that time I found writings on Biomechanics by italian Professor Attilio Sacripanti and those started to resonate in me. At first time I found out that it is really possible to create systematic approach for Judo and use that system to build functional basis for the throws. After reading and thinking those over again it was clear to me that this was a renewal for me.
Traditional 'do' is threaten with other activities of modern life in the beginning of Judo. If classes are one hour per week there are lot to remember in the beginning and for both teacher and for the group it is challenging to learn so much in a little time. Therefore an interactive application for learning names and directions of forces would give more time for skill training during lessons. It is be the best I can contribute for the sport I have been loving all my life. And what does functional basis mean? It means that if anyone want to improve the throw they will improve the couple of forces meaning both upper and lower part of force of the throw. For lever-type of throw the improvement is done for Lever and then excecution of the throw will improve immediately. This will be a key for long and adventurous life for many of us in Judo and it will let Judo to grow. This supplements well all the traditions.