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Unit 46 – Tomoe Nage

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

This one is quite similar in style and format to a question that came up on the March 2012 GAMSAT in Ireland. It was themed on fishing, and required students to interpret both text and illustrations.

 

The material below has been adapted from ‘Judo Masterclass Techniques: Tomoe Nage’ by Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki

 

The success of this throw depends on two crucial elements; an effective break of balance and an extremely deep entry. Here we see demonstrated the standard sleeve/lapel grip. The kuzushi (breaking of balance) for tomoe nage is markedly different to most other judo throws. As can be seen from the photograph, I pull slightly up with both hands, but also outwards, to ‘open’ my opponent. It is a movement that is maintained throughout the throw: even when I am on my back, my arms are pulling wide. At the same time, I am starting my first step. Of course, in competition the number of steps will most likely need to be reduced, but it is best to begin a tomoe-nage study using a two-step entry.
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Unit 39 – The Lady and The Priest

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 3 minutes

The cartoon below is licensed under the creative commons act and was first published on http://thepoliticalcarnival.net

 
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Unit 31 – Dinosaurs and Shakespeare

Difficulty: Hard

Time: 3 minutes

The following dinosaur cartoon is from quantz.com.

 

dinosaurs discuss false documents

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Unit 26 – Cartoons About People With Disabilities

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

Below is a series of cartoons by Dave ‘Crippen’ Lupton. (Click to enlarge if you can’t read them)

 
 



 
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Unit 19 – A Cartoon About Old People

Difficulty: Medium

Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

 

The following is a Creative Commons-licenced illustration from sangrea.net


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