Deashi harai is one of Judo's core techniques; Deashi harai is essentially a very meticulously executed leg sweep that meant to help one escape a scenario where they've been grabbed against their will. As you may have guessed, this technique takes a lot of focus and practice to properly pull off as failing to properly execute the move will render it ineffective. For many Judo practitioners, the hardest part to get down is the leg sweeping motion involved with Deashi harai. That's where this activity comes in; you and your dog can essentially pass a ball back and forth using Deashi harai! We'll explain down below.
Despite the name, you and your dog can attempt box jumps anywhere there's an elevated surface and enough room for you two to try together. Box Jumps involve squatting down and then jumping up to the elevated surface before carefully dropping back down to the ground. A bench or an array of sturdy boxes would help you and your dog pull this activity off.
Running is an excellent way to stay in shape for Judo, so consider running with your dog for a warm up before getting right into Judo practice. We advise that you go for a quick jog around your dojo or around the block so that you won't have to go too far away.