Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Back to the Basics

Yesterday in Uchikomi our sensei asked us to move around and practice both Sasae Tsurikomi Ashi and Hiza Guruma. These two throws have similar action, and the most major difference is that the former is an ankle block, while the latter is a knee block.

Although my partner was doing them just fine, I couldn't get it right. Sensei kept correcting me and trying to help, but I just couldn't get it.

Some days, when I have a good workout, and I land some good solid throws in Randori, I feel like I am just one step away from a shiny new black belt. On other days, I feel that I am not worthy of wearing the brown belt around my waist.

I need to practice, practice, practice, and the return on my investment in improvement, will be a change in rank and more good judo days than bad ones.

Although, honestly, is there really such a thing as a bad Judo day?

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