Thing I'm gonna do this after every class until they really start to suck. Probably more for my edification than anything else. We'll see.
I missed Thursday and missed a white belt get promoted to sankyu and a sankyu get promoted to nikkyu so that sucked. Wish I had been there for those dudes. Being sick sucks because you usually feel good enough to judo but don't wanna get anyone sick.
So tonight I was doing uchi komi with white belts and it's so weird to be telling people what to do. Because I think I know virtually nothing about judo and yet I am correcting dudes seoi nages and I never ever do seoi nage is just so weird. And pretty cool!
A couple dudes in our club are up for shodan and that is really exciting because aside from our senseis, no one has any manner of black belt. I think a lot of the guys in our club started judo very young, went away from it for a while, then came back fairly recently. At least that's the only reason I can think of that we don't have more black belts, everyone is really good and I would say that all our brown belts except for me are at least as good as 90% of the shodans at my old club.
Currently we are working on nage no kata. For fear of being branded a heretic, I kind of hate it. I understand we need to know it for shodan and we got these dudes so we're doing it but ugh no more. I wanna throw the living hell out of dudes who don't want to get thrown, not sort of gently throw a dude who is sort of letting you throw him but also doesn't wanna get slammed.
So how are you guys? How is your judo? Let me know, I like hearing personal accounts of judo's glory.