The fighters are the winners. History of coaching

In this article, Willem Visser, introduces the history of coaching from Socrates to a modern coaching approach.

 Willem Visser 

 Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer 8th Dan Judo IJF 

With gratitude to all my teachers, specialists, colleagues and especially all the judoka that I was allowed to guide and to coach. 

 Sources and inspiring professionals: 

Judo, Fighting with dignity by Willem Visser

In this article, Willem Visser, Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer, sets forth how Judo can also give a great contribution to good behavior of the individual in all aspects of live; intellectual, moral, social and social interaction.
The Judo principles of Seiryoku Zenyo and Jita Kyoei.

“If Seiryoku Zenyo and Jita Kyoei are achieved, then social life will continue developing and improving in a natural way. And as members of society everyone can reach what they hope for.” 

(Professor Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) minister of Education and Culture and founder of Kodokan Judo.) 

Willem Visser  Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer, 8th Dan Judo IJF 

With gratitude to all my teachers, specialists, colleagues and especially all the judoka that I was allowed to guide and to coach. 

Sources and inspiring professionals: 

Van der Horst, Cobben, Abe, Saitoh, Yamashita, Uemura, Sugawara, Murata, Hosokawa, Komata, Takahashi, Nakamura, Kasuga, Kawashima, Kariya, Brousse, Besson, Rougé, Ruska, Geesink, de Cree, Barta, Vachun, Viser, Lascau, McConnell, Snijders, Sins, Hoogendijk, Boersma, Odinot, van Dijk, Klok and many others. 

Judo, Educational game & Personal development

Judo randori

In the article Judo, The importance of randori and kata, Willem Visser, 8th Dan Judo IJF, executive coach, strategic adviser, and international lecturer was writing that the main goal of randori is personal development.
In this article he describes the different aspects of that personal development.

“Judo is the way to the most effective use of physical and mental strength. By practicing in attack and defence the body and soul develop and spiritual content is becomes of the being. In this way one is able to perfect oneself and to be value to the world. This is the ultimate goal of judo discipline. Anyone who wants to follow the way of judo must engrave this teaching in her/his heart”. 

Kano Jigoro Shihan, founder of Judo. 

Willem Visser  Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer, 8th Dan Judo IJF 

With gratitude to all my teachers, specialists, colleagues and especially all the judoka that I was allowed to guide and to coach. 

Sources and inspiring professionals: 

Van der Horst, Cobben, Abe, Saitoh, Yamashita, Uemura, Sugawara, Murata, Hosokawa, Komata, Takahashi, Nakamura, Kasuga, Kawashima, Kariya, Brousse, Besson, Rougé, Ruska, Geesink, de Cree, Barta, Vachun, Viser, Lascau, McConnell, Snijders, Sins, Hoogendijk, Boersma, Odinot, van Dijk, Klok and many others. 

Judo, the importance of randori and kata

This article about Judo and more special about randori and kata of Willem Visser, 8th Dan Judo IJF, executive coach, strategic adviser, and international lecturer , is the first publishing of a series that will appear in the magazine periodically. We are very proud to count with his knowledge and experience as a new member of the Advisory Council of Judo management.

Judo is a game, a sport, a system of physical education, a system for physical and mental development, a system of self-defence, a cultural-movement activity, a philosophy, an attitude, a way of life. The sequence of this enumeration depends other things, on the age, the quality, the interest, the stage of development and the stage of life of the judoka. Of course more circumstances, personal values and competences added to this list, which I leave to the reader of this article. 

In this article I will not go into the history of judo, because Professor Murata, Dr Brousse, Dr Cadot and Professor de Cree can do that in a, to be organized, seminar about the history of judo. This article can be a contribute to the understanding, by means of exchange of views on the importance of randori and kata. 

If wisdom comes when it is too late, than wisdom is useless. 

Willem Visser Executive coach, Strategic Adviser, International Lecturer, 8th Dan Judo IJF 

With gratitude to all my teachers, specialists, colleagues and especially all the judoka that I was allowed to guide and to coach. 

Sources and inspiring professionals: 

Van der Horst, Cobben, Abe, Saitoh, Yamashita, Uemura, Sugawara, Murata, Hosokawa, Komata, Takahashi, Nakamura, Kasuga, Kawashima, Kariya, Brousse, Besson, Rougé, Ruska, Geesink, de Cree, Barta, Vachun, Viser, Lascau, McConnell, Snijders, Sins, Hoogendijk, Boersma, Odinot, van Dijk, Klok and many others.