What are the basics of Judo? Ask 100 coaches and you will most probably get 100 different answers, sure the techniques will be broadly similar (Kesa gatame, O soto O toshi)due to our grading system (British Judo Association) but the application and principles are often different from coach to coach. I believe there are many reasons for this, one being no standardised teaching of these techniques on coaching courses, amongst many others. So I created this video some time ago with things I believe to be basic, but integral to understanding Judo. The rules of Judo have evolved slightly since the video so some of the grip breaking and leg grabs are now illegal, but the principles are still important. In this video I cover gripping, balance breaking, simple techniques and counters. This video has already had over 100,000 views on YouTube so hopefully it will be of use to you!