The first thing I do when I get into a fight is take my shirt and pants off. Even a guy with no judo knowledge can use your shirt to grab you.
"your average NCAA qualifier would demolish a judo black belt in seconds."
You know the last guy I took judo lessons from was at one time on the Canadian national team for wrestling and also on the Canadian national team for judo, although his base was judo.
In America I suspect a lot of your grappling talent is siphoned off to wrestling through the school system. But that does not speak to the effectiveness of the techniques or what wrestling or judo can do for the AVERAGE person.
"canadian wrestling "
Don't be silly.
2cash2quit - your average NCAA qualifier would demolish a judo black belt in seconds.
Look how wrestling does in MMA, then look at how judo does LOL.
Anyway wrestlers that take a month off and train submissions are the most lethal grapplers on the planet.
Judo black belt doesnt mean anywhere near the same thing as a NCAA qualifier..........why do you talk about things you have no clue about?
Wrestlers have the physical advantage by far and imo more mentally tougher.
ValeTudo 1 - Wrestlers have the physical advantage by far and imo more mentally tougher.
Than people who Practice Judo, or than active competitors in Judo? because there is a pretty big difference.
Wrestlers have the physical advantage???? Have you ever been around world class judoka? I don't think you have. Comparing a NCAA div 1 wrestler to a local USA judo blackbelt would be ridiculous. Take a look at some of the top judoka in the world. They are amazing athletes.
Wrestlers in DIV 1 have an advantage over recreational judoka because they are practically full time athletes and recreational judoka are usually working full time at a job and have judo as a hobby. Besides which, is it wrestling or weight lifting and conditioning that gives them that advantage?
You have to separate the art from the man.
The most savage and beastly people I have rolled with were ex-Olympian judoka's. After rolling with those guys college level wrestlers don't even compare.