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May 27

Our Judo Unit by the Second Year Students


El siguiente texto ha sido realizado cogiendo diferentes frases o pedazos de éstas de las composiciones que entregaron a tiempo los alumnos de segundo de la ESO sobre la Unidad de Judo que han practicado en Educación Física en Inglés. Los números entre paréntesis corresponden a los alumnos que lo han redactado cuyos nombres aparecen al final de la composición.

During the last 2 months we have done Judo at the School.(1) If I had to describe this unit with one Word I would say “interesting”.  In this lesson I´ve learnt a lot of different and interesting things about Judo. (2)

Judo is an Olympic sport created in Japan. (5) And it´s also a martial art and combat sport created by Master Jigoro Cano in 1882. (15) It means “gentle way”. In this sport you must fight hand to hand trying to throw your opponent to the ground and immobilize them with a pin or joint lock. (5)

In the first Judo lessons we did different Judo and wrestling games. (4) The game that I liked the most was to try to take the opponent’s clothes-peg; and another game that I liked was to climb on your partner and try to spin around without touching the floor. It’s very difficult! (24)

The first day we started with exercises of strength and we learnt how to fall without hurting yourself (22)

A friend of Eva, Silvia, came one day and she taught us some techniques; she also brought materials like kimonos, to show us how to hold the opponent. (25)

We did some games with Silvia in which we had to hit the other with a soft stick. There was another game which consisted of hitting a part of your opponent´s body and then they couldn´t use that body part. (17)

In a limited area a partner tries to take the other person out. I like this game because we work on a lot of things related to Judo. (6)

Alison taught us the willow´s legend. (7) The legend of judo was very interesting and entertaining. (20) Shirobei Akyyama went to China for one hundred days of meditation. He saw a strong cherry tree with snow on it and the branches broke. He saw a weak willow with snow on it but the branches didn´t break. “Flexibility is necessary to work with strength”. (16)

In my opinion this is a beautiful legend that teaches us many things which are useful not only for this sport, but also for life. (8) Be flexible and use the strength of your enemy. (7)

I learnt three of these words: “Judoka” is the person that practices Judo, “Tatami” is the Judo mat and “Judogi” is the Judo suit. (18) There are white and blue judogis. This judogi is accompanied by a belt called “obi”(9) that has different colours, it depends on the level you have: white, white-yellow, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, orange-green, green, green-blue, blue, blue-brown, brown, brown-black and black (11) which is the highest level. (28)

We learnt that when you fall down in Judo you have to tap twice on the ground if you surrender and when you fall on the ground you have to stay down and inmobilize the other’s back in order to win. (23) In ground Judo, you need to put the opponent´s back on the “tatami” and you do an immobilization for 25 seconds and you get an Ippon and finish the “Randori”. “Randori” is a combat. To start it, the judge says “hajime” and to finish the combat the judge says “mate”. (12)

In the last lessons we did Judo with some students from our school  that practice this sport and they taught us some techniques. (26) There are techniques used when you practice standing Judo  and the techniques of Ground Judo are Hon-Kesa-Gatame, …(27) Ippon Seoi Nage consists of dropping your opponent with your shoulder and your hands and O´goshi consists of making your opponent lose balance with your leg and dropping him with your hip. (10)

I think we practiced Judo for a very short time. I would like to practice Judo for a longer time. (13)

Silvia is a black belt. She has been doing Judo for many years and we learnt many techniques with Eva and Andres too. (14)  When the class ended Eva and Andres fought but Andres won because he had the best obi. Later Eva, our teacher, fought but Andres won again. (21) The best moment was when the teachers fought on the mats (29)

I like Judo but I don´t go to a Judo class because I play another sport: basketball. If I didn´t play basketball I would do Judo. (19)

I liked Judo, and I liked the idea of other people coming to show us it. I enjoyed the lessons. (22)

  1. Daniel Díez
  2. Patricia Boudet
  3. Auda Lera
  4. Alicia Galtier
  5. Lina Lecuona
  6. Paula Bueno
  7. Jara  Berdún
  8. Marta Álvarez
  9. Ángela Martín Mora
  10.  María Aquilué
  11.  Andrés Lecina
  12.  Lucía Casamián
  13.  Levisa Callizo
  14.  Bea Lavanda
  15.  Tedy Bold
  16.  Alejandro Rabal
  17.  Marta Fuertes
  18.  Pablo De Arce
  19.  Beatriz Agustín
  20.  Marina Blázquez
  21.  Auda Lera
  22.  Alba Dumall
  23.  Lucía Bayo
  24.  Andrea Abajo
  25.  Lucía Sánchez
  26.  Daniel Pueyo
  27.  David Urigüen
  28.  Eugenio Bernués
  29.  Nadjeschda Casbas