Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Tonight was one of those nights when I started out the kid's class already so fatigued I wished it was over. But somehow I managed to drag myself into gear,and we ended up having one of the most extraordinary kids classes ever!
After warming up I asked each kid what was his favorite throw. Whit said ouchigari, so we did uchikomi, throwing on ten with me giving hints.
Then comes the remarkable part. when asked for his favorite throws, Knox gave some complex description of some unnamable something. I finally figured out he was talking about sode tsurikomi goshi, a throw he had never done, and which I had never taught to the kiddies, but which he had seen me do a time or two. So we uchikomi'd this throw and they all did great!
Quin closed our uchikomi practice by calling for osotogari.
As we were leaving told all the kids I wanted them to do these very throws to their opponents in their next competition. Quin immediately responded, "No problem.. that will be easy!"
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