Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
While wrestling may be quicker and easier to learn, there are things that you can do with high level Judo that will decimate a good wrestler. Karo's throws that lands guys on their necks are amazing, especially when you look at how small and physical un-incredible his is. (Not to say that he's not strong, but he's not compared to alot of wrestlers)
In order to do real damage with a wrestling slam you have to be as strong compared to the rest of your weight class as Randleman, Hughes or Sherk. There's too much emphasis on brute force for it to be really good without some kind of other style backing it.
Why are you limiting yourself to the "good" takedowns and throws? There are situations I have been in where I've had to use something like a reverse gi-choke-hip throw, which is something that would definitely make the cut on that list, but because of the situation and the way my opponent reacted to the throw I would normally use I had to try it. My opinion:
Learn as much as you can, because if you know a little bit of everything, your prepared for anything.
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