Thread: Judoka, check in!
10/11/2010 4:28pm, #81
- Join Date
- Sep 2009
My teacher stresses that Judo is an existentialist activity. I tend to plot out my attack, and then either wait for Uke to step just right so i can execute a throw, or to force them to make such a step. While i am busy plotting and waiting, i miss at least one throw opportunity for each step we take. What i need to do is to make the appropriate attack to what Uke presents, rather than force the situation to my expectations.
To overcome this, i try to attack constantly (well, i need to improve my cardio, so i don't keep it constant!) when i'm in randori. As my teacher says, a failed attack teaches us more than failing to attack.
10/11/2010 5:55pm, #82
10/11/2010 6:06pm, #83
I'm right there with ya buddy. I definitely overanalyze and overthink while in randori. I'll try the attacking constantly idea.
Are there any other suggestions for overcoming the too much thought syndrome?
Oh wait, I can answer this: STFU and DO JUDO.
sigh....to the dojo with me.
10/11/2010 9:50pm, #84
10/12/2010 12:47am, #85
My instructor tells me that he can hear the hamster running in the wheel in my head and I need to create the opportunity instead of waiting for it.
Coach Josh, I know what you mean. Tonight, in bjj class, it was the Squidbillies' theme song. "My dreams are all dead and buried..."
10/12/2010 10:11am, #86
Whitesnake's Still of the Night works good too.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
10/12/2010 10:42am, #87
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
I've been catching people with tsubame gaeshi a bit -- to my great confusion. Every time I've used it it's just ... happened. I did not consciously choose to do it. Once it even turned into a pure hand throw off of a fully committed de ashi harai (uki otoshi?). I felt like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown. But when I try to do the throw consciously (e.g. I bait ko soto), I can't get it. This is what I imagine debana is.
10/12/2010 10:59am, #88
10/12/2010 2:13pm, #89
Pretty accurate, though. . .and more than just
"muscle memory" developed through repetitive
practice. More even than an instinctual thing.
Although the mind is "unoccupied", the body and
spirit "acted" on the information that was present.
10/13/2010 8:44pm, #90
Your are still thinking, it's just a non verbal kind of thinking. It operates a lot faster than verbal/talking to yourself thinking. Kinesthetic thinking