On Thursday, I was going on about the need to make all our attacks a sequence of throws. A setup attack, a main attack, a follow up attack and so on. During competition is the wrong time to improvise a series of attacks, you need to practice the series then in rendori you will do the series. As a starting point for some sequences of setup/attack/followups , take a look at: list of combinations.
Just a reminder that we need everyone to be at the kata clinic this Saturday. Not only do all of us need to learn the kata, but the club needs your help. Please make sure you can attend.
On Monday we went over a variation of Seoi nage not seoi otoshi.
Thanks to Sensei Cheyenne for pointing this out.
Last night we covered a variation of Tsurikomi Goshi (lifting pulling hip throw) called SODE tsurikomi goshi. Sode means “sleeve”.
Here is some video:
This is a video of Neil Adams introducing the 40 throws of the Gokyo in judo.
The first is DE ASHI BARAI.
The rest is worth watching as well.
This is a nice video.
I particularly like his emphasis on the importance of drilling.
Hey, tonight we learned a new throw, Tsuri Goshi (Lifting Hip).
It is very similar to O-goshi, except the footwork is slightly different and the key differentiator between this throw and O-goshi is you grab the opponents belt, either under their arm as in O-goshi, or as a variation over their shoulder if they are bent over and you can reach all the way to their belt. You can even grab their belt from the front. This throw is often used as a counter, such as countering an opponents Tsurikomi Goshi by grabbing their belt and turning it into Tsuri Goshi, but it doesn’t have to be a counter.
Other ways it can differ from O-goshi is you have your left foot (on the right handed throw) on the outside of uke’s foot instead of both on the inside.
Here is a video! It goes straight to Tsuri Goshi, but if you back it up, you get lots of hip techniques.
During class on July 25th, we practiced a combo of Ouchi Gari to Tai Otoshi.
Here is a video showing an excellent instructor also teaching this same combo; it’s worth watching!