Tsunetane Oda – When The New Ain’t So New

imageTsunetane Oda demonstrating what is popularly known as the De la Riva Sweep (named in honor of the guy who “created” it, Ricardo De la Riva) over 100 years ago.  Remember your roots:

Here is another clip of Prof. Oda demonstrating Newaza (ground techniques):

I wonder what Sensei Oda would think of the direction of Judo today in 2014.  I have to believe the old school sensei would be rolling in their respective graves!