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by Dave Quinn 6th Dan Judo

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Hi, As a coach with a few hundred junior and senior judoka (pupils) every week, I was looking for something that would excite and motivate. Something that would inform my players and assist them to the next level, helping them reach their full potential. I set about producing a valuable judo resource that would assist coaches and help map out easy winning plans that everybody could understand. Combining this idea with an educational mat that is also ideal for quality Uchikomi (repetition training) where direction or speed is important to both beginners and advanced judoka. It also includes many standing throwing techniques required in their syllabus. I then came up with some stimulating games like 'Ipp-On-Target' to get it as interactive with my younger kids as possible. Fun games to enhance the learning pleasure, and leave everyone feeling a winner. Now in it's fourth year since the original 'Tech Mat' it has created a lot of interest. This product is designed to assist the coach - not replace them. If you are looking for a concise and quick way of reminding your players of the available directions and possible combinations, then this mat is for you and your club.


Inspired by a Visiting Coach that came to my club as a child, way back in the 1970's. His name was Geof Gleeson. I was later to learn he was among the first westerners ever to serve as a special research student at the Kodokan Judo Institute, Japan.

He expressed the importance of 'Directional Awareness' and 'Action Reaction' Principles. Now, as a coach myself, with this ethos in mind I have been working on producing an educational judo mat to assist coaches that follow the general tachiwaza (standing judo techniques) requirements to further their pupils enjoyment and learning structure. As a former competitor myself, I have added a number of popular competition winning throws to the collection.
I am always happy to demonstrate this great judo resource at your club if required. I would only require expenses.

Dave Quinn 'May Your Ippons Be Sweet And Neat'.


 

What Is The Mat and How Does It Work?

As a Judo Coach working in multiple schools and running two judo clubs, I became aware that many of my pupils could remember the names of throws but not always remember much more. I found although often complete beginners, I had only to remind them in which direction they should be throwing, and then they would remember. I have designed this educational mat to inspire and open up the judokas eyes and be more aware of different throws in different directions. When using the technical so called -Tech Mat - Tori - the thrower can quickly see if one throw was not working, there are other possible options to throw Uki - the opponent. The mat along with a qualified coach can work together finding the right techniques for every player to get the best results from their judo. Helping map out a plan to win.

Remember if our game is not going in the right direction - we don't plan to fail, we fail to plan. Working on a throw that is not defined and moving in the wrong direction, could be a waste of time. Our great game is not about the time you put into your training but about the correct training you put into your time.

When observing judoka on the mat for the first time, I let them decide from the start what throw they would like to attempt. At this stage the name is not important. I then decide after seeing their attempt what their technique looks most similar to. That now gives us a name and a first direction to work from. The doorway into a world of judo possibilities.

Advanced Judoka can utilise the directional reminders included on this mat. Helping and informing your judoka with ideas on Throwing Techniques including one or more - Nage-Waza, Standing Techniques - Tachi-Waza, Hand Techniques - Te-Waza, Foot Techniques - Ashi-Waza, Hip Techniques - Koshi-Waza, Sacrifice Techniques - Sutemi-Waza, Back Sacrifice - Ma-Sutemi-Waza, Side Sacrifice - Yoko-Sutemi-Waza.


The Tech MAXI Mat
This is our Top Mat.
Designed with an extra half Metre all round.
It can be secured by laying all edges under the existing 2 metre square area of your tatami.
It can also be simply laid on top or can be secured with the eyelets found around the edges.
Also suitable if you use any jig saw style mats when simply laid on top.
Ideal choice for the dojo that wants the most options and the largest coverage.
Recommended for Juniors AND Seniors.
FREE BONUS WITH THIS SIZE MAT ONLY - FIVE GAME PLANS INCLUDING 'IPP-ON-TARGET'. An Exciting Game where the winner is the player with the nearest sticker on the target. Improves positioning and control whilst having fun.


The Tech Midi Mat
Designed with a half Metre all round.
It can be secured by laying all edges under the existing 1 metre square area of your tatami.
If you use 1 metre square mats.
If required can be secured with the eyelets found around the edges.
Great choice for the dojo that wants the option of laying on top of existing tatami
or securing down but requires smaller mat coverage.
Also suitable if you use any jig saw style mats when simply laid on top.
Recommended for juniors and smaller judoka.


The Tech Mini Mat
Ideal choice when space is at a minimum.
Designed with no extra area around the outside.
Covers 1 metre square area of your tatami. Used by simply laying on top of your existing tatami.
Great choice for the dojo that has minimal space. Cannot be secured down.
Also suitable if you use any jig saw style mats when laid on top.
Recommended for juniors only, because of size.

Any Questions
Dave@DaveQuinn.com

 

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