Saturday, September 04, 2010

Gift horses in randori

Excellent judo this this morning.  We did randori with the explicit goal of getting the other guy on the ground and moving toward udegarame (americana).  Our one take-away point for the day is...
  • When you are attempting udegarame, the other guy can defend by pulling his arm back to his center (attack with wakigatame) or by rolling his center to face his bound arm (take his back and do hadakajime).
Or, stated more generally... You can't be so obsessively single-minded about your tokuiwaza (udegarame) that you look a gift horse (wakigatame, hadakajime) in the mouth.
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