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    Holy crap I actually threw someone during Randori

    Tonight, for the first time I actually threw someone in Randori. Granted, it was an ugly approximation of an Uchi Mata, but it worked. I was so stunned that I asked the other guy if he let me do it, he assured me that he didn't. I've had a grin on my face ever since. Just thought I'd share.

    #2
    awesome! it's always a good feeling to hit that perfect (or decent) throw.

    don't worry too much about what throw it sort of is or sort of isn't. practice in uchikomi, and it'll come out in randori.

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      #3
      Originally posted by dmyhra View Post
      Tonight, for the first time I actually threw someone in Randori. Granted, it was an ugly approximation of an Uchi Mata, but it worked. I was so stunned that I asked the other guy if he let me do it, he assured me that he didn't. I've had a grin on my face ever since. Just thought I'd share.

      how long have you been practising "the gentle way?"

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        #4
        Congrats! :)

        hitting a throw in randori feels awesome.

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          #5
          Bigstu, I've been practicing judo just a touch over three months.

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            #6
            Grats! Hold onto the memory, stocking up for the inevitable occasional dry spell.

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              #7
              Originally posted by dmyhra View Post
              Bigstu, I've been practicing judo just a touch over three months.
              Snap.
              Just last week my throws started to improve like I suddenly got it.
              My problem is that Everyone at my club are Brown Belts are above so throwing someone in Randori is gonna be tough for me. Still at least I know it will be well deserved when it finally happens.

              BTW, my blog site below
              http://stuartjudo.blogspot.com/

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                #8
                Bigstu, 90 percent of people at my club are black belt and above, so I know where you are coming from.

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                  #9
                  Congrats OP, you are a man now. Hitting a perfect throw feels great. I guess that is why Judo is so addicting. When you throw somebody once, you always want to feel that again.

                  I had the most awesome throw ever last night. I harai goshid a 100 kg spaz without using an ounce of my strength. The guy just flew over me crashing onto the mats. Hah, just thinking about it made my day.

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                    #10
                    Video or didn't happen.

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                      #11
                      haha Congrats to the OP! i'm still at the stage where i pitifully try to throw somebody, and somehow end up on the ground...

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                        #12
                        Damn I knew I should have had a camera on me at all times

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                          #13
                          Oh man, my first clean one in randori was last week after like 7 months by a clumsy drop seoi nage (though, I've ipponed people by sloppy counters, sloppier gi chokes, and two tomoe nages in tournaments :D). We don't learn uchi mata until pretty deep in (10 months-ish?); I'm surprised you already know it in 3 months O_o Congrats, though.

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                            #14
                            Opius my club is kind of free form I guess. Of course we have requirements for belt advancement, and time to work on what we need to know for those tests. But we also work on throws that the instructor wants to focus on for that practice. Some of our more traditional players have mentioned that I know throws that they didn't learn until they were significantly more advanced. Not that I can perform many of them under pressure, but the mechanics are there.

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                              #15
                              Huh. We have reqs for belt advancement too, but we tend to cram all of those in the two weeks before our 1/semester belt tests, and for the rest, yeah, we just learn whatever. Usually, though, when I learn higher level techniques (harai goshi and sode tsurikomi goshi come to mind), I don't have the mechanics to apply it effectively even in practice, let alone randori or competition (my instructor, an two-time Olympic Judoka, made it very clear to us today that the two are NOT the same). Ironically, with basically no training in the throw, I took two guys out with the aforementioned tomoe nage. The mechanics weren't there, but I performed them under pressure =P

                              Try it, by the way, it's a great throw. A yellow belt with proportionally slightly short legs, it's supposed to be both too advanced and not suited to my body type, but tell that to my two opponents. It's got a lot of deficiencies, but it'll lead you to yoko tomoe nage.

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