I am sad because I have been away from judo for three weeks. It wasn't all bad. I spent a lot of time with my lovely granddaughters, one of whom can be seen here after she dominated Ronda with cuteness and took away her world title belt. And there was that Ronda winning the world title thing.
So, here I am at 11 pm after finally having caught up with it all, shipped the last deliverable off to a client, met my last deadline and planning what I am going to do at class tomorrow.
Then, it came to me. I'm going to bring my iPad and let anyone who hasn't already seen Ronda's fight watch it (it's short). After warm-ups (which will include The Gecko and the shrimp) , we are going to go over each of the moves Ronda did in her fight.
First there is "The Switch" which is a fake forward and then a sort of cross between tani otoshi (valley drop throw) and ko soto gari. My friend, Kenji Osugi from Sawtelle Dojo always has very proper names for everything and explanations of why a throw is done properly or not. I, on the other hand, believe if the other person fell down and you landed on top, it was all good.
Second, o soto gari - what the MMA announcers call a leg sweep (which is not at all what we judo people call it.)
Finally, of course, there were the two arm bars.
We'll go over all of that, then do some matwork and some standing randori. Nice plan for class tomorrow, don't you think?
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