Had a quick scan through the threads and couldn't find anything on this topic, but apologies if its been covered. I started my interest in MAs as a kid of 5 doing judo. I am now 30something, have practised several other MAs (mainly the striking arts i.e. punching/kicking) but I have come full circle and have just started back judo training. The topic I want to raise concerns aggression levels in most modern judoka during training/competition. The club I train at has fairly low to non-existent levels of aggression. By aggression I mean the ability to not only "switch-on" but obviously, to control ones aggression also. I am interested in hearing the modern judokas view, do you use aggression or concentrate purely on technique and competition scoring? Do you really feel like you are "fighting" an opponent, or do you treat more like a physical chess game? From my own view, I am aggressive (albeit controlled - I do not wish to injure the uke) in my judo but at my club I feel as if they think I'm a bit odd..........!!