Monday, February 28, 2005

Tsurikomi Goshi

Last night I was critiqued in my Tsurikomi Goshi practice with someone saying that I wasn't using my Hikite (pulling hand) at all. I have said that this particular throw is an achilles heel for me, and that I wanted to learn it better. I think the time has come to ask my Sensei for real advice. Learning to execute this throw properly is super important for three reasons:

  • It is one of the throws required for Nage-No-Kata -the kata done for Shodan
  • It is the two-footed basis for a lot of one-footed throws - Harai Goshi, Hane Goshi and Uchimata
  • It is one throw that I really don't know well and want to learn.

I think if I really work hard at developing this throw, I will become a lot better in Judo in general.

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