Archive for August, 2009

See You On The Tele-Seminar Tonight

Auto Date Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Make sure you go here and get on the No Charge Teleseminar
tonight.

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

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Closing
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Let’s put the bad habits to rest!

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today  >>> http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com <<<

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach

http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

Stop Guessing, Start Undressing

Auto Date Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Stop guessing how to take the phat off.

I will literally show you how to pull the phat off like you are undressing in 24 hours.

On the 27th of August at 9:30pm EST I will literally hand you some of the secrets that I used for my high-end client and then take you by the hand on the 1st of September.

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Here’s Are
The Keys
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1. You WILL NEED the DVD and Ebook Maximum Dumbbell Training For This Challenge. If you don’t have it, get it now so that you can follow the challenge.  http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com

2. I will PROVIDE YOU WITH A 30 DAY training schedule.

3. I will provide excellent accountability for those of you who follow me on Facebook. I will create an event for you. If you are not on Facebook, get on it now. And if we are friends….”friend me” now.

4. We will begin the challenge on September 1st

5. On the 27th of August, I will have a No Charge Teleseminar to kickstart our time together.

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

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Closing
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Let’s put the bad habits to rest!

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today  >>> http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com <<<

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

Train with Me for PHREE!!

Auto Date Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

There is a NEW 30 day challenge ladies and gentlemen.

For this challenge we will get fit and get ripped.

To make sure that you get the up-to-date information on this challenge
you want to make sure that you check one of the following places:

- My Blog >>> http://www.TheStrengthAndConditioningKing.com

- My Tweets >>> http://www.Twitter.com/rhadi

- My Facebook Page >>> http://www.rhadi.com/facebook

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Here’s Are
The Keys
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1. You WILL NEED the DVD and Ebook Maximum Dumbbell Training For This Challenge. If you don’t have it, get it now so that you can follow the challenge.

2. I will PROVIDE YOU WITH A 30 DAY training schedule.

3. I will provide excellent accountability for those of you who follow me on Facebook. I will create an event for you. If you are not on Facebook, get on it now. And if we are friends….”friend me” now.

4. We will begin the challenge on September 1st

5. On the 27th of August, I will have a No Charge Teleseminar to kickstart our time together.

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

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Do Not Miss This
Opportunity To
Get Great Personal
Training From One
Of The Top Trainers
In The World
=================

I have trained more people around the world than many of the top trainers out there because I understand how to motivate you right from home to do what you need to do to get in great shape and a better looking body.

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Closing
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In Closing.

Please print out this email. Check out the links.

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today  >>> http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com <<<

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

What do you say when you see yourself Naked?

Auto Date Monday, August 24th, 2009

I was talking to some couples at church the other day and I just cut to the chase.

I asked them, “What do you say when you see yourself Naked?”

And then I asked them, “What do you think your spouse says?”

You should have seen the wide-eyes in the place and how people felt uncomfortable, but such questions need to be asked.

Why?

Because believe it or not you NOT ONLY have a responsibility to respect your spouse, you also have a responsibility to respect yourself in honor of your respect for them.

Why would you want to create an image of displeasure. You have a responsibility to make your spouses life as pleasing as possible and part of that quite honestly is how you present yourself outside of the house and inside the bedroom.

When you look better and are more fit, the romance increases, the s.e.x. increases, you burn more calories, more endorphins are released and your spouse feels respected.

For some of you who are looking to Kickstart your relationship and to add a new spark, make sure you are on my no charge teleseminar on the 27th of August and on my 30 day challenge which starts on the 1st of September.

You don’t have to be a skinny model, all I’m asking is that you make an effort to live better and do better.

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Here’s Are
The Keys
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1. You WILL NEED the DVD and Ebook Maximum Dumbbell Training For This Challenge. If you don’t have it, get it now so that you can follow the challenge.

http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com

2. I will PROVIDE YOU WITH A 30 DAY training schedule.

3. I will provide excellent accountability for those of you who follow me on Facebook. I will create an event for you. If you are not on Facebook, get on it now. And if we are friends….”friend me” now.

4. We will begin the challenge on September 1st

5. On the 27th of August, I will have a No Charge Teleseminar to kickstart our time together.

http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge

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Closing
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Let’s put the bad habits to rest!

http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today

http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach

http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

Michael Jackson… I can’t believe it

Auto Date Friday, August 21st, 2009

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I was watching
the news the
other day….
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I was watching the news the other day and I heard a report that said that Michael Jackson (may God rest his soul) who passed away weeks ago has not been buried yet.

I’m not saying that its ridiculous, what I am saying is that it is very out of the ordinary and pretty much in harmony with Mike’s life.

What I do know is that all things must come to an end and I truly believe that now is the time to allow Mr. Jackson to go to his place of rest.  It’s time to let it go.

And when it comes to letting it go and burying some things for good, that is what some of us need to do with our lack of activity and poor eating habits.

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Bury The Bad
Habits For Good
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On the 27th of August at 9:30pm EST I am going to teach you how you can bury the bad eating habits, how you can get in great shape, and how I can and WILL train you from my home while you are chilling at yours.

All you have to do are the following:

To make sure that you get the up-to-date information on this challenge
you want to make sure that you check one of the following places:

- My Blog >>> http://www.TheStrengthAndConditioningKing.com

- My Tweets >>> http://www.Twitter.com/rhadi

- My Facebook Page >>> http://www.rhadi.com/facebook

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Here’s Are
The Keys
============

1. You WILL NEED the DVD and Ebook Maximum Dumbbell Training For This Challenge. If you don’t have it, get it now so that you can follow the challenge.  http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com

2. I will PROVIDE YOU WITH A 30 DAY training schedule.

3. I will provide excellent accountability for those of you who follow me on Facebook. I will create an event for you. If you are not on Facebook, get on it now. And if we are friends….”friend me” now.

4. We will begin the challenge on September 1st

5. On the 27th of August, I will have a No Charge Teleseminar to kickstart our time together.

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

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Closing
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Let’s put the bad habits to rest!

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today  >>> http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com <<<

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

New 30 Day Challenge – Dr. Ferguson Trains The World

Auto Date Thursday, August 20th, 2009

There is a NEW 30 day challenge ladies and gentlemen.

For this challenge we will get fit and get ripped.

To make sure that you get the up-to-date information on this challenge
you want to make sure that you check one of the following places:

- My Blog >>> http://www.TheStrengthAndConditioningKing.com

- My Tweets >>> http://www.Twitter.com/rhadi

- My Facebook Page >>> http://www.rhadi.com/facebook

============
Here’s Are
The Keys
============

1. You WILL NEED the DVD and Ebook Maximum Dumbbell Training For This Challenge. If you don’t have it, get it now so that you can follow the challenge.

2. I will PROVIDE YOU WITH A 30 DAY training schedule.

3. I will provide excellent accountability for those of you who follow me on Facebook. I will create an event for you. If you are not on Facebook, get on it now. And if we are friends….”friend me” now.

4. We will begin the challenge on September 1st

5. On the 27th of August, I will have a No Charge Teleseminar to kickstart our time together.

>>>>  http://www.RhadiFerguson.com/30daychallenge <<<<

================
Do Not Miss This
Opportunity To
Get Great Personal
Training From One
Of The Top Trainers
In The World
=================

I have trained more people around the world than many of the top trainers out there because I understand how to motivate you right from home to do what you need to do to get in great shape and a better looking body.

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Closing
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In Closing.

Please print out this email. Check out the links.

Get Maximum Dumbbell Training Today  >>> http://www.MaximumDumbbellTraining.com <<<

Watch it and get prepared for the Teleseminar on the 27th of August and lets go to work.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

Here’s how to lose a cool 10 lbs

Auto Date Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Okay, if I told you that I could show you how to l.o.s.e  a cool 10 lbs. in 21 days how would you feel about that?

I’m sure you’d be interested.

I know you’ve heard of the work that I’ve done with judo players, fighters, moms and pops and others when it comes to zappin’ the f.a.t. off. Well, lemme tell you how you can do it right from your home.

It is simple and easy if you listen to me and do what I say.

Hundreds of people have used my Backyard Workout to get in phenomenal shape. And the reason why they have been able to lose w.e.i.g.h.t. is because they follow my easy eating prescription that shows you the exact foods that should NEVER EVER go inside of your shopping cart.

I’ve had families use my plan and get in some great shape and now you can too.

Just simply go to  >>> http://www.TheBackYardWorkout.net

I’m telling you right now that you need to get some momentum as we enter into the Thanksgiving, Halloween and December Holiday season. If you don’t you will regret it.

Get on it today and be a happy camper tomorrow  >>> http://www.TheBackYardWorkout.net

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
World Class Strength Coach

P.S. You can trust me……I’m a doctor  :-)    http://www.TheBackYardWorkout.net

[Video Enclosed] Improve Your Grappling Today

Auto Date Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

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Introduction
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I get emails all time and people ask me for a workout.

They want a workout to get ready for this championships, for this tournament, for this promotional to get in better shape.

I always provide them with the best advice possible.

When it comes to getting in shape for Gi and No Gi Grappling for the sports of Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, submission wrestling, kurash or sambo, I know of many ways to get good and get in great and I’m going to give two of them to you right now.

These two are Circuit Training for Gi Grappling and Circuit Training for No Gi Grappling.

These 2 Products have Dr. Ferguson’s stamp of approval on them, and they should, as I help produce them  :-)    In all seriousness, these products are absolutely phenomenal and will certainly help you get in some great shape.

Although I can give away all the goodies in the promo, there are some goodies available in the promo. If you’d like to take a sneak peek at these two videos you may do so right here:

>>> CIRCUIT TRAINING FOR NO GI GRAPPLING
For A Video Preview Please reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ouek3XdnLQ

>>> CIRCUIT TRAINING FOR GI GRAPPLING
For A Video Preview Please reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59tuhaTpv80

To get your hands on these two phenomenal DVDs at a great prices please go to:
>>> http://rhadiferguson.com/Training.html <<<

Take care and have a great day and a fabulous time on the mat,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.rhadi.com

Griffin, Cyborg, Usain Bolt and The World Championships

Auto Date Monday, August 17th, 2009

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Introduction
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There’s absolutely nothing in the world like sports.

They are exciting. They bring people together and provide polarity at the same time.

They bring out the best and the worst in people.

Individuals are judged for a lifetime about that which is only a small snapshot of their lives under the most critical of circumstances with the utmost pressure.

This is where today’s post comes from, it comes straight outta the pressure cooker.

First up………. Forrest Griffin.

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I DON’T CARE
WHAT ANYBODY SAYS!!
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I had the privilege of watching Anderson Silva, completely dissect and destroy Forrest Griffin.

I understand that Forrest is a favorite in the eyes of many, but let me assure you that if Anderson Silva would have run out of the ring before the decision was rendered as Forrest Griffin did, the whole world would have been crying and screaming at the top of their lungs that Anderson was a “poor sport” and he didn’t display good “sportsmanship”.

I’m telling you right now. It seems like Forrest gets a free pass on such talk because he’s Forrest.  People were commenting about the fight and saying that Forrest possibly took a dive or that something was wrong with him.

The only problem that Forrest had is that he only had two butt cheeks for Anderson to kick because Anderson was looking for a third one to put his foot to.  That’s that.

Let’s give the man the respect that he deserves for being one of the best MMA fighters that this world has ever seen. And lets hold Forrest to the same standards that we should hold all martial artists too and that is one of honor, dignity and respect. When Forrest wins, he runs all around the ring and is all smiles. When he loses he runs off and cries.

Total 100% BS.

That’s the way I’m calling it and that’s the way it is because Dr. Ferguson said so.

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Carano vs. Cyborg
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The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has come a long way and I was so glad to be able to watch a fight where the women on the fight card were actually the headliners and it wasn’t about sex and smut, it was about good quality fighting and their merit based upon their careers and accomplishments.

It was a great moment in Mixed Martial Arts history.

In this fight I certainly didn’t think that Carano was outmatched, I just thought that Cyborg was better prepared and better trained.  But even in her training, she made some crucial mistakes in her takedowns and I believe it was primarily because she really just wanted to get to the ground and just didn’t have any respect for Carano on the ground.

With all of the resources that Gina Carano has stateside I think she would be greatly served if she would go to the Olympic Training Center or one of the colleges in the United States that has women’s wrestling and spend a year their gaining some toughness when it comes to her conditioning and developing her takedowns.

I am not saying that Carano isn’t tough, she most definitely is. I just think there is something to be gained by here lining up with some of the best female wrestlers that the United States has to offer and getting her hands dirty.

Cyborg did an excellent job and I think that although she won that she has much to learn in this sport and she has enough holes in her game that Carano can beat her if she can go 5 rounds.
I still doubt that Gina Carano can go 5 rounds from what I saw from her in that fight.

I would love to see a rematch because I think both of these fighters will be better in 6 months and at that time I’m sure the world will see a great fight inside of the cage.

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Fedor Emeliananko
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I really think that the UFC did their job from a marketing standpoint. They denied Fedor “access” and thus have made him irrelevant and have also denied him an opportunity to line up against one of the greatest fighters and some of the greatest fighters in history during his prime.

As time passes on, he will get older, he won’t be as sharp and he will be nothing more than a name, some hype and a fighter who we will ask ourselves about in terms of couldas and wouldas.  I mean Fedor had never lined up against, Couture, Liddell, Frank Mir, Brock Lesnar or a Jeff Monson in his prime.  We’ll never know how good he really is.  Though we can speculate.  I still am interested in seeing him fight as I’m sure many of you are as well.

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Usain Bolt
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Right now I am enjoying the World Track and Field Championships.  A couple nights ago, I watched Usain “Lightening” Bolt, smashed the world record by more than a tenth of a second and run a new world record in the 100 meters of 9.58.  I was absolutely amazing and what is even more amazing is that in the same race Tyson Gay ran a 9.71 and was a meter and a half behind.
It was clearly the fastest 100 meter race in history and has placed Jamaica at the top of the world when it comes to creating the fastest runners in the world.

Today in the 100 meter finals for the women, a yound woman from Jamaica also won the 100 meters.

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Child, Please?
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Please stop emailing me and asking me, “Do You Think Usain Bolt Is Clean?”

Because my reply is going to be, “Do you?”

And that’s where I’m going to leave that discussion for today and tomorrow as well.

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The World Judo
Championships
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Right now I have the 66kg judo player from the Bahamas at my home, Wellington Mullings.

He’s been here for 4 days and has lost 10 pounds with little to no problem and has 9.7 more pounds to go. He’s amazed at how fast the weight is coming off and can’t believe he’s eating so much and weighing so little in the morning.

He calls it magic.  :-)   I call it science.

I’m getting excited about the World Judo Championships, I think Wellington has an opportunity to do well and gain some much needed experience.  He’s training as hard as he knows how to right now. He will need to go to the World Championships to gain a new perspective on what a world class athlete is, what they look like and what they do.

Unfortunately, someone can tell you, but until you feel it for yourself, you just have no idea.

We have been preparing by watching a lot of video and gathering as much information as possible on the top 25 players in the world at 66kg.  Wellington has been following my Judo Scouting Report system ( http://www.JudoScoutingReports.com ) and has been charting, catalogging and capturing as much information as he can about the players, their tendencies, their attack rates, time spent in tachiwaza, time spent in newaza, favorite techniques and how the comsume the time in a fight and much more.

It just seems as if we don’t have enough time. The good thing is that, although we are preparing for the World Championships, we are really training for 2012.

It is the desire of the President of the Bahamian Judo Federation, D’Arcy Rahming, and I to make sure that we are represented in the 2012 Olympics in the sport of Judo. We certainly are doing what we can to make that a reality.

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Closing
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Thank you so much for your congratulatory emails on my appointment as the Cadet World Championship and Senior World Championships head coach for Judo for the Bahamas.

Also thank you for your support in terms of my products and the excellent feedback that you’ve provided. I’m so glad that many of you have seen your game improve through the use of Morote Gari and the DVD  “Ugly Judo 101: Morote Gari”  http://www.MoroteGariDVD.com
It was a pleasure for Taraje and I to produce such a good judo product and we are looking foward to collaborating in the future for Ugly Judo 102: Kataguruma (if we can get our schedules to coincide).

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
World Class Strength Coach

The Judo Cadet World Championships….Continued

Auto Date Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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Scouting Reports
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I walked around the venue observing when I wasn’t coaching. I try to learn and pick up as much as I can from the coaches around me.

Some walk around with notepads, some with audio recorders and others with absolutely nothing.

The Japanese coaches walk around with nothing. Nothing at all. I wondered to myself, how in the world do they do this?

Then I found out how.

The Japanese Judo Federation has a team of people who recorded and logged every match at the Judo Cadet World Championships.

That’s right. Every single match. The Brazilian Judo Federation did this as well.

Their database of judo is so thick and rich that if you compete against one of them, they will know you and what you do before you even line up against them.

If you actually scout people before matches, imagine how difficult it is to find information on people on the internet, the night before competition when the draw/brackets come out.  If you are a coach, you know how hard this can be and how nerve racking it is to try to “look out” for the competitor while trying to get your team warmed up so you can get as much information as possible on the competition.

Well, because I know how hard this is and I know exactly how powerful scouting the competition is, I created a product a little while ago call Judo Scouting Reports –> http://www.JudoScoutingReports.com

The personal scouting model that I illustrated and taught in that product is the same model that is used on a grand scale by countries such as Japan and Brazil. I had an in depth discussion with biomechanists Dr. Jun Kubota and Satoru Adachi and they were very open in our discussion and really explained the importance that the Japanese Judo Federation places on video study and analysis.

If there is one thing that I can tell you, it is this.  Judo changes.  Yesterday’s judo will not work in today’s judo competitive environment. The basics are the basics, but the game doth change.  Imagine playing NFL football and not watching video on the team that you are going to play and just saying, “Don’t worry, football is all about blocking and tackling. As long as we have that we’ll be okay.”

NO YOU WON’T.

IF YOU PRACTICE JUDO AND COMPETE IN JUDO AND YOU DON’T TAKE THE TIME TO FIND OUT EXACTLY HOW TO SCOUT THE COMPETITION IN ORDER TO BEST PREPARE FOR A TOURNAMENT YOU ARE AN IDIOT AT BEST!!!!!!

IF YOU ATTEND INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL JUDO TOURNAMENTS AND FIGHT MATCHES WITHOUT VIDEO TAPING YOUR FIGHTS YOU ARE AN IDIOT AT BEST!!!!

IF YOU DON’T BREAKDOWN YOUR FIGHTS WITH YOUR COACH AFTER FIGHTING AND/OR BY YOURSELF YOUR ARE NOT TRYING TO WIN.

Save your money and stay at home!!!!!!!

Save your money and stay at home!!!!!!

Save your money and stay at home!!!!!

A side message to parents reading this:

“MOM AND DAD, LISTEN UP!!! Your child is entering the world of professional sports once you get on a plane and travel. Fun and games are cool, but what you must understand is that what your kids called extra-curricular is what another kid looks at as being the curriculum. What your child does ‘on the side’ is what this other child does for a living. So please, when you get on the plane to travel, make sure that you’ve governed yourself accordingly before boarding.”

If there is one thing that the Judo Cadet World Championships made very clear it is this.  If you are NOT serious about the sport of judo, you needn’t play on this level.

If you are reading this and have been following me from some time, you know I call it like I see it and I will tell you straight up that Judo in the Bahamas will never be the same after this past weekend.

The perspective of Judo in the Bahamas has changed since I started working with the elite athletes there.  What some people believe is training and what actually IS training are two different things.  Saying that you want to be world class and then actually looking the mountain of work in the face of what its going to take to be world class are two different things.

Training is a 24 hours 7 day a week job until you retire. When you are training, your rest time is schedule, therefore it is part of the training program.  You cannot eat what you want, drink what you want, sleep when you want, watch what you want on television when you want. Your day is a set program, a schedule. You are programmed.  Almost brainwashed in a sense. You are programmed for competition.  If you have never seen world class judo up close, here’s what I’d like you to do.

Watch a world class competitor get ready to compete and then look at the look in their eyes when the referee calls them on the mat to bow.

There is a switch that these competitors hit that turns on something and turns off something. I’m not going to write what gets turned on and what gets turned off because its just not good to write about such things and some people think that judo is a warm and fuzzy sport where two people in pajamas go out there and play around with each other until one gets tired and wants to go to sleep.  That is not the case.

I would love to get more in depth with this but I already have here –> http://www.BeyondTheRings.tv with 2x Olympian Taraje Williams-Murray

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How Malcolm
Gladwell’s book
“Blink” applies to Judo
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In judo there’s just not a lot of time to make adjustments from the coaches chair.

Adjustments have to be made quickly and correctly. The problem with making adjustments is that you cannot make them, if you cannot see them.

This is why I was so glad that the IJF allowed the coaches back in the coaches chair.  Players, especially young players, usually cannot see what is going on inside of a match to make a proper adjustment.  An outside observer who can add some interobserver reliability to their internal thought processes is helpful in facilitating the growth of thier judo mind and ability to adjust during a match.  Without a coach in the chair, these players can be crippled, especially if a younger player is competiting against a more seasoned older player. The older player would have the advantage for many years, without a coach in the chair to offset such disparity.

I was able to watch many finals matches, where one player had their coach present and another player didn’t, due to lack of adherence to the IJF Coaching Code of Conduct and the players without a coach suffered because they lacked the input they needed.

Back to my original point……

First of all, get Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink.

Secondly, Gladwell, book really  allows you to understand that your ability to quickly process and analyze information in nanoseconds is based upon many things, but primarily your prior experiences. And your age, rank, time-in grade or how long you’ve been doing a thing does not make your blink better than another person’s or worse.  Some people have expertise in an area and can see more of a thing with less time to assess than you can with a greater amount of time. This is hard for some to accept but is the truth.

At this Worlds what I saw is that some people’s Blinks are wayyyy off and they haven’t a clue how to fix it.

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“We had him wrestle
for a year”
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I was able to run down one of the coaches from Mongolia that was on the staff for the 2008 Olympics and that trained Naidan the -100kg Olympic Champion.  Naidan was an ex-wrestler but in preparation for the Olympics, they had his cross training with the national freestyle wrestling team for one year.

So much for wrestling hurting your judo huh?  :-)

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“I’m a blue belt in
Brazilian Jiujitsu”
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During the party after the Cadet World Championships I had an opportunity to speak with one of the Brazilian Coaches and we were talking about Judo and brazilian Jiujitsu and to everyone’s surprise there he said, “I practice jiujitsu. I’m a blue belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu.”

So much for the “all you need is judo” approach.

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Closing
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In closing, the Cadet World Judo Championships was an absolutely amazing experience. I was an honor to coach and provide the commentary for the 1st annual cadet world championships.

I think that we should change our rules and allow the judo players at this level to also perform armbars in competition. Many of them had to stop themselves from doing the techniques which they already know.

I’m looking forward to traveling to the World Championships in the Netherlands in the next couple of days.

Take care and thanks for reading,

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
World Class Coach

P.S. Don’t forget to get the following resources:

>>> Judo Scouting Reports  http://www.JudoScoutingReports.com
>>> Grip Like A World Champion  http://www.GripLikeAWorldChampion.com
>>> Beyond The Rings http://www.BeyondTheRings.tv