after warm-ups. every training session.-How much do you guys drill throws?
after every form practice every training session.-How much do you guys spar live?
you'll get used to it i guess. most of my judo related pains are self-inflicted. just don't stretch your arms out when you're about to fall.-How does your body hold up from being picked up and thrown over and over?
i've noticed some blackbelts doing the 1st 5 reps really slow & technical then picking up speed from 6th to 10th where you almost throw your partner like having him hanging on your back on the 10th or last rep. i guess they're trying to get a certain rhythm.-Any advice on drilling?
just master seoinage & most other throws will open itself up for you. also, train your weak side as much as your dominant side. when i started, people told me to drill tai otoshi all the time because i'm lanky. i realized the movements of a basic shoulder or hip throw is all you need. even if you couldn't get the throw you could follow up from there with another or set it up as an entry for a different throw. they're like jabs in a striking context.-Any advice on improving?
dude. the thing with high level judokas they know many throws but have like 2-3 bread & butter money throws. they have certain details missing from the common instructions that they discovered to adapt to their game or physique. who knows, he might tweak his seminar to be bjj oriented throws/trip to cater to you guys. go! i'd rather attend a seminar with emphasis on 2-3 moves instead of giving the class 7 moves that nobody could remember.We've got a guy from the 2012 US Olympic Judo Team coming to our school Saturday for a seminar, but I don't even know if it's worth attending because some of the high level throws are like trying to learn dance moves, and I've got two left feet.