miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2014

RONDA ROUSEY: "la politica de la FIJ destruira el judo"
(Publicado por URBAN FIGHTERS Community el 19/11/2014)

Ronda Rousey: “la política de la FIJ destruirá el judo”

Ronda Rousey: “la política de la FIJ destruirá el judo”

��19-11-2014 
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Después de que BJJEE.com informase de la noticia de que la Federación Internacional de Judo (FIJ) prohibirá a los judokas competir en otros deportes de combate, la campeona de UFC y medallista olímpica de Judo, Ronda Rousey, reaccionó en su cuenta de twitter.
This is such bullshit-politics is going to destroy judo.I'm so glad I don't have to deal with these bastards anymore http://www.bjjee.com/bjj-news/international-judo-federation-prohibits-judo-athletes-to-compete-in-bjj-other-grappling-competitions/ 

Que traducido viene a decir:
“Esta política de mierda va a destruir judo. Estoy contenta de no tener que lidiar con esos bastardos nunca más”.
En una entrevista con BloodyElbow.com en febrero de 2012, Ronda Rousey ya habló sobre el peligro que para ella suponen las política de la federación, y que a su juicio podrían acabar con el Judo.
“Todo el mundo habla de lo maravilloso de los Juegos Olímpicos son, pero ¿sabes qué? Después de los Juegos Olímpicos te dan diez mil dólares y un apretón de manos. ¿Y sabes qué?, cuesta mucho más de diez mil dólares llegar allí. Los Juegos Olímpicos fueron una maldición para mí una vez que terminaron. Yo tengo que hacer lo que tengo que hacer para ganarme la vida. Si tengo que posar para algunas revistas … vale, no voy a mostrar mis pezones o algo así, pero si tengo que caminar en la playa en un bikini, ¿por qué no dejar que alguien tome una foto mía y la publique en una revista ?
Todas estas empresas que ganan millones y millones de dólares para poner los anillos olímpicos como su logotipo,  no pagan nada a los atletas. Tengo que comprar cada botella de Gatorade sola. Ese dinero no va a los atletas. Ese dinero va a una gran cantidad de órganos de gobierno nacionales muy corruptos que reparten el dinero por ahí, que le dan a todos sus amigos, y casi nada de ese dinero llega a los atletas en EE.UU. El Judo es una de las organizaciones más corruptas, y me odian porque yo no tengo miedo de decirlo, y por eso siempre me dieron la menor financiación posible.
En los mundiales de 2007 enviaron un montón de funcionarios y personas de su organización, y luego hicieron que la mayor parte de los atletas pagaran por sí mismos el viaje. Sólo aptrocinaron a tres atletas, y enviaron a unas once personas de la organización con gastos pagados. Y recuerdo que en los juegos Panamericanos, muchosn de los atletas tuvieron que pagarse por sí mismos los viajes. Mientras que están enviando a toda su gente en primera clase, y se están gastando  su presupuesto, miles de dólares en entretenimientos para ellos. Todas las personas que trabajan para esta organización se alojan en esos hoteles increíbles, y los atletas en sitios normales.
Hay mucho dinero y apenas nada va a los atletas. Por no hablar de que no hay nada rpeparado para ayudar a los atletas después de que hayan terminado su carrera. ¿Qué estás haciendo mientras estás entrenando toda tu vida? No estás recibiendo tanta educación como pudieras. No estás recibiendo la experiencia laboral que necesitarás en el futuro. Y así lo que ocurre después de los Juegos Olímpicos es que tienes a todos esos atletas sin ninguna experiencia de trabajo, sin educación, y no tienen siquiera acceso a la salud. Y todo eso es una mierda.
Y yo me harte, me cansé de tener que vivir mal, en un coche a veces. Así que ya está bien. Voy a decitrles lo que pienso. Voy a posar en fotos. Y voy a romper los brazos de las chicas a las que me enfrente, y yo no voy a sentirlo lo más mínimo porque ¿sabes qué? Al menos puedo alimentar a mi perro “.

sábado, 22 de noviembre de 2014

  1. Ronda Rousey
    Artista de artes marciales
  2. Ronda Jean Rousey es una peleadora estadounidense de artes marciales mixtas y una judoka retirada. Rousey es la primera y actual Campeona de Peso Gallo de Mujeres de UFC, así como la ex campeona de la misma categoría en la ahora difunta Strikeforce. Wikipedia
  3. Estatura1,68 m
  4. Peso61 kg
  5. Artes marcialesArtes marciales mixtas, Judo

martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

 

Rousey reacts to new IJF rules

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Word has gotten around about the new International Judo Federation (IJF) rule that bans ranked Judokas from competing in other combat sports. In fact, it has reached UFC champion and Olympic Judo bronze medalist, Ronda Rousey.
Rousey, who’s grown into one of MMA’s biggest stars, doesn’t agree with the new rule one bit. She posted on Twitter:
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Rousey has been outspoken in the past about the politics in Judo and how its governing body does a lousy job of marketing the sport.
She had this to say about the Olympics and USA Judo in an interview with BloodyElbow.com back in February 2012:
Everyone talks about how awesome the Olympics are, but you know what? After the Olympics they give you ten grand a handshake. And you know what, it costs way more than ten grand to get there. The Olympics didn’t give a damn about me after I was done. And I gotta do what I gotta do to make a living. If I gotta pose for some magazines…I’m not gonna show my nipples or asshole or anything like that but if I gotta walk around at the beach in a bikini, why not let someone take a picture of me and put it in a magazine?
All these companies make millions and millions of dollars to put the Olympic rings as like a logo. I walked into 24 hour fitness the other day. They’re a multi-million dollar sponsor of the Olympic games. And they have all these Olympic rings all over the place. They know I’m an Olympic medalist. They know I’m an Olympian. They will not let me in there without paying. I have to pay to go into 24 hour fitness. I have to buy every single Gatorade bottle. That money does not go to the athletes. That money goes into a lot of really corrupt national governing bodies that bounce that money around, they give it to all their friends, and almost none of that money makes it to the athletes. USA Judo is the most corrupt organizations ever, and they hated me because I was not afraid to say it, and they always gave me as little funding as possible.
At the 2007 worlds they sent more officials and more people from their organization, and then they made most of the athletes pay for themselves to go. They only sponsorerd three athletes to go, and they sent like eleven different people. And I remember at the Pan Am games, or Pan-Am champsionships in wherever we were at, a bunch of the athletes had to pay for themselves to go and then they flew some PR girl at the last minute. Thousands of dollars just to show up and hang around. And they’re sending all their people first class, and they’re spending all this, you look at their budget and they’re spending thousands of dollars on entertainment for each other. All the people that work for this organization are sitting in these amazing hotels, and the athletes, I’m sitting in a hut. A chalet in the middle of Belgium.
All that money and none of it goes to the athletes, and the second that you’re done fighting they just give you a kick in the ass out the door. There’s nothing set in place to help the athletes after they’re done. What are you doing while you’re training your whole life? You’re not getting as much education as you could. You’re not getting as much work experience as you could. And so what happens after the Olympics Is that you have all these athletes that have no work experience, no education, and they have no health. And it’s all bullshit.
And that’s why I’m like screw everyone’s idea of ‘oh what sports are supposed to be like’. I did what sports were supposed to be like, and I was living in my car. So you know what, fine. I’m gonna talk a bunch of shit. I’m gonna pose in a couple of pictures. And I’m gonna break a couple of girl’s arms, and I’m not gonna feel the least bit sorry about it because you know what? At least I can feed my dog.
 
Rousey has used her Judo skills (along with her charisma and looks) to make a name for herself in the realm of MMA.  In doing so, she’s also given Judo tons of attention as a legitimate weapon in combat sports. Ironically enough, she was able to do so by crossing over to other combat sports like Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, boxing, and mixed martial arts, which is something that the latest IJF rule is now prohibiting.


Comments

  • Fred Louis · Owner at Zenbei Martial Arts Academy - Olympic Judo Club
    As a sensei this definitely something to think about in coaching your athletes who are going to be on the international scene in the future. Our athlete should not have to live out of their cars to compete on that level. Judo should be a profitable career for the judo athlete, not for IJF and it's people. The junior world's in Florida attendance was pathetic. Why was it not marketed to the public? IJF IS NOT DOING JUDO JUSTICE. IT IS LOSING THE ADMIRATION OF THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES AND FANS. WE HAVE THE POWERADE TO CHANG THIS GOD THE BETTER.
  • Andy Barker · Owner at CALI Academy of Martial Arts
    Freestyle Judo is where it's at. Screw the IJF.
  • Thomas Cronin · Temecula, California
    The IJF is watering down a truly beautiful martial art.
  • Moses Collier Jr. · Interim Custodial Manager at Idaho State University
    I will not pay the IJF a dime for anything. Piece of crap middle man for the OOC. Each year they kill Judo a little more, and now this?! Not cool IJF, not cool. Administration should not be bankrolled, pass the money to the athletes. Without them you have nothing!! No more stupid rules!
  • Bill Linder · None
    I was a member of the FIRST CAMP AT THE OTC in 1979. Ronda, you are right on! At 65, on disability and in need of "pain management" for the rest of my life, all I can say is "Get it while you can!" When you want a Soldier to watch your back, advise! I'm still fighting as often as my body will allow BUT I am ALWAYS READY to kick some blazer wearing Koochie waza, talking politician in his butt! YOU GO GIRL!!! "
    Aaaarrrrrggggg!"

lunes, 17 de noviembre de 2014

International Judo Federation Prohibits Judo Athletes To Compete in BJJ & other Grappling Competitions


International Judo Federation Prohibits Judo Athletes To Compete in BJJ & other Grappling Competitions

The IJF International Judo Federation has just sent an email to all its official schools worldwide with a warning: ranked Judo athletes may not participate in other grappling competitions.
The email comes from the Federation president with the attachment coming from the International Judo Federation.
Ranked Judo athletes such as Travis Stevens (Judo Olympian) or Leonardo Leite (Pan AM Judo Champion) have participated in major BJJ tournaments such as Copa Podio, Worlds or Jiu-Jitsu world expo. This would mean that with this rule, they may no longer do that.
Ther IJF has also developed a circuit of Judo Ne Waza tournaments which basically follow very similar rules as BJJ with a focus on ground fighting. This is the same principle that FILA (International Wresting Federation) did with Grappling and their ‘Gi Grappling’ (sic).

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Over the years, the rules in sport Judo have been changed again and again. The IJF’s rationale for every change they do is to make Judo more spectator friendly therefore easier to market. However, any smart person can easily see that the changes in rules just kept making Judo more and more unfriendly to BJJ and wrestling athletes who join Judo competitions. One of the last changes they did was making it illegal to grab the pants or the legs and warranting an immediate disqualification. This automatically set aside original judo moves like morote-gari (double leg take down), kuchiki daoshi and kibisu gaeshi (ankle pick and cross ankle pick), sukuinage (scooping throw). These were legitimate moves and more importantly, they ARE Judo moves despite what the IJF says.
It seems that the IJF are disturbed by the fact that BJJ athletes and wrestlers perform well and beat some world class Judo athletes.
The IJF is taking Judo to a different direction, not the one that Sensei Jigoro Kano intended it to be.
Every year, Jiu-Jitsu evolves with new innovations in techniques. In Judo, every year there are new rules prohibiting grips, grabs and Judokas can do less and less because of the rules imposed by the IJF.
if you do Judo and BJJ, you shouldn’t feel the need to participate in that age old argument on which is better. Judo and BJJ are two sides of the same coin, yin and yang. 

  • Sylvain Galibert ·  Top Commenter
    This is an outrage! The IJF does not own the athletes who compete in Judo.
    • Danielle Wilson · Works at Indie Acting Studio
      Ive been trying BJJ for as long as I have been training Judo. No one owns me. And I am not sponsored by anyone. I will compete when and where I want. Honesty with all of the rule changes in Judo, I'd rather compete in BJJ tournaments anyway.
      • Daniel Waluyo Sejati · Universitas Mulawarman
        Hahhaa looks like the IJF had turned into worldwide mcdojo
        • Dennis Hayes
          I think its great and I hope its true. The IJF has been more worried about the spectators than the participants for years, this is just another showing of that. Well, when all the participants walk away, who's gonna spectate then?
          • Dennis Hayes
            Let them keep it up. They'll have no one to blame but themselves when everyone is gone
            • Sylvain Galibert ·  Top Commenter
              As a Judoka, I don't want athletes to go away from Judo, I want more people to learn Judo and improve themselves through Judo. So I want a strong healthy federation that promotes Judo and judo value, and doesn't overstep it's boundaries. Contest rules? Their call.

              Deciding what sports Judokas can or can not engage in on their own free time? Who the fuck do they think they are?
            • Michael Brown ·  Top Commenter · Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin
              Sylvain Galibert Who do they think they are Sylvain? They are exactly who we as Judoka allowed them to be. First it was hansukemake if you initiated an attack invovling gripping below the belt...we said...OK....then they outlawed below the belt grips entirely....we said...OK...now we cannot touch the pants until uke's legs are both on the ground and they are on their backs...(because of course no one uses their legs to attack and defend while fighting from their back)...and techniques like the omaplata are no longer in play...because they attack the shoulder...never mind that is exactly what the Kimura does in practice and everyone knows it. The only thing that can save Judo now is Free Style Judo or people like Travis telling the IJF to go screw themselves.
            • Sylvain Galibert ·  Top Commenter
              Michael Brown They are in charge of establishing the rules for Judo contests. I hate the fact that you can be disqualified for touching your opponent's pants, but I recognize that contest rules are for them to decide. They put up the events, and they have to set the rules and we have to respect that fact.

              Trying to dictate what athletes do in their spare time and forbidding them to take part in other sports outside of Judo is where they are crossing the line.
          • Christopher Davies · Sir Bernard Lovell School
            It's not only Judo that has this sort of nonsense, other sports try this as well. Most practitioners realise this is nothing more than control measures and not about widening participation. NGB's and government sports/funding bodies are porobably complicit with these types of measures so they can justify themselves and their funding programmes.
            • James Lloyd · Senior Nuclear Quality Engineer at Urenco Group
              Technically the IJF doesn't have individual "schools", it is the International Governing Body and so it only dictates rules etc to International competitors and the various NGBs, such as USA Judo, BUT ... I'm curious how this will filter down into the NGBs. This is a bad move, very bad move on the part of the IJF.
              • Joshua McDonald · San Francisco State University
                Judo athletes can no longer compete in marathons, dance competitions or hot dog eating competitions, also thy shall not covet ones wife's 2 days before the sabath .. prohibited by IJF
                • Bill Hosken · Colorado Springs, Colorado
                  They are killing there sport by doing this !
                  They are shooting themselves in the foot !
                  I know ranked judo competitors that will quit because of this .
                  • Rodrigo Cabanillas ·  Top Commenter · Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora
                    IJF thinking like its the UFC, this is outrageous
                    • Sylvain Galibert ·  Top Commenter
                      The UFC pays its fighters. They have contracts and athletes are compensated. Further, the UFC does not automatically forbid its fighters to compete in non MMA events. We have had several UFC fighters entering BJJ competitions such as Metamoris.

                      Are Judokas employees of the IJF? Nope.