Identification and Analysis of Learning Judo by Observation Method

Alfonso Gutiérrez Santiago

Iván Prieto Lage

Oleguer Camerino

Maria Teresa Anguera i Argilaga

*Corresponding author: Oleguer Camerino Foguet

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Gutiérrez Santiago, A., Prieto Lage, I., Camerino Foguet, O., & Anguera Argilaga, MT (2011). Identification and Analysis of Learning Judo by Observation Method. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 104, 46-55.



This article examines the factors involved in learning combat sports based on an observational study of technical errors and their relationships. We focus on the implementation of the technical model of one of the throws of judo (O Goshi) using a sample of 55 students on the Bachelor of Science in Sport and Physical Activity at the University of Vigo over five academic years. To that end we carried out observational analysis using an observation instrument (SOBJUDO-OG) and a recording instrument (Match Vision Studio Premium v.1.0. software). The results, reached using descriptive statistics and sequential analysis with T-Patterns obtained using the Theme 5.0 software program, confirm that the lack of bend in the legs leads to an absence of load of the opponent’s body – Uke – on the hip of the judoka carrying out the throw – Tori – and that lack of initial disequilibrium with both arms, or separation of the rear of the left iliac crest of the Tori on the front of the left half of the Uke’s body also leads to the absence of this load.

Keywords: Combat Sports Observation, O Goshi, Sequential Analysis with T-Patterns.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: October 14, 2009

Accepted: January 21, 2010

Published: April 01, 2011