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    First Judo Comp - Vids

    After doing Judo on and off for several years, I finally entered a competition.
    Last weekend was the Konan Rank Evaluation Shiai in Lansing, MI. The tournament was broke into three weight divisions (light, medium, and heavy). and three skill divisions (yonkyu-down, sankyu-nikyu, and Ikkyu-up). I fought in the middleweight yonkyu-down division. There were three other people in this division.
    All competitors wore either a white or blue belt, so I have no idea what the rank of the people I was facing was.
    It seems that my on and off years of Judo have served me well, because I took first, winning both matches by Ippon.

    YouTube- Alex K-20100130-1555.3GP
    I almost had him with the rear naked choke (he was gurgling), but I wasn't able to tap him out before the ref stood us up. Oh well.
    YouTube- Kostroveria-20100130-1613.3GP
    One of the other referees called this the best throw of the tournament. Too bad it's somewhat obscured by the ref in this fight.

    Anyways, reflections:
    -Judo tournaments are more fun than I thought they'd be. I always hated the amount of referee interference in karate matches, and I thought that would make Judo kind of a pain too. It was a bit annoying to get stood up while having a choke sunk in, but so it goes.
    -I should work on landing position with my ura-nage.
    -Hansokumake rules are wiiiiiiieeerd. Fortunately, I rarely go for leg attacks in the first place, so it didn't really affect my game.

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    Good job! That circle throw was very nice, the ending of that hip throw too. How long you been doing judo for.

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    Nice ippons!

    Other than that, I noticed that the matte in groundwork looked a little quick, and that in the second match you appeared passive until your blitzkrieg that defeated him. Then again, I'm not a referee, so who cares what I think.

    Have you tried tani-otoshi instead of ura-nage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1point2 View Post
    Nice ippons!

    Other than that, I noticed that the matte in groundwork looked a little quick, and that in the second match you appeared passive until your blitzkrieg that defeated him. Then again, I'm not a referee, so who cares what I think.

    Have you tried tani-otoshi instead of ura-nage?
    In that second match, where I don't seem to be attacking; I doing pushing on him a little bit to try and get him to push back, and see if I could get enough momentum for another tomoe nage. He wasn't giving me as much as the first guy, but it still sort of worked in the end.
    I'll usually switch to tani otoshi if the guy I'm fighting is too much of a fatass to ura nage effectively.

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    1. You are leaning back on your Tomoe rather than sliding under Uke; work on that.

    2. As much as possible, keep them face up when you choke them so EVERYONE can see you are choking him.

    3. You need to "pop" your hips on your Ura nage, and then turn face down to put them on their back better. The new rule ends using Te guruma which has a much better ippon rate, or did.

    Good work, I'd keep you in that division but make you a green belt.
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    good effort for your first competition!, you,ve now got a solid base to build from...keep koshi waza well timed and very nice, makings of a good harai goshi there!
    well done.

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    Shut the hell up and train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtripp View Post
    1. You are leaning back on your Tomoe rather than sliding under Uke; work on that.

    2. As much as possible, keep them face up when you choke them so EVERYONE can see you are choking him.

    3. You need to "pop" your hips on your Ura nage, and then turn face down to put them on their back better. The new rule ends using Te guruma which has a much better ippon rate, or did.

    Good work, I'd keep you in that division but make you a green belt.
    The new ruling does not end using te guruma as a counter throw.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    The new ruling does not end using te guruma as a counter throw.

    Ben
    Yes Ben, thats what they say.

    However, I would not count on the ref to decide if I "stopped" the attack enough "before" I used Te Guruma. You are going to be grabbing the leg, often the pants, below the waist. The rule does say that is a no-no.

    We are starting so see You Tube Video of the rule enforced. Yes, you will counter with "those are bad calls," but Ben the calls were made and they stood. A loss is a loss, and a bad call makes it worse.

    As such, it is simply too risky to attempt such a move under the new rules, not if winning is important. And if it isn't, then why keep score?
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    in my dojo we are being told to simply not grab the legs anymore at all (other than in newaza) for the reasons outlined by coach tripp. it is really too bad, and a deplorable situation, but one that i fear we are stuck with.
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