|A nice exchange during our shiai-style randori session on Saturday nite. The first for the players.|
We had our first shiai-styled randori session on Saturday, with Chew as the referee for most of the matches. When he fought, I did refereeing duties. All the players fought hard and fought extremely well, especially when you consider the fact that many of them were beginners.
This type of training is necessary to get them ready for competition in late July in Penang, which will be our first competition for the rest of the year. It's amazing how far the players have come in just one month. Many of them didn't even own a judogi when they joined the club.
We've had many come and try out the club. We've also had many visitors. And amidst all this, a few regulars have emerged. These are the hardcore, dedicated players who really want to improve and become good judo players.
I'm really happy to be training these players. They have the right attitude and the right fighting spirit. No coach could ask for more. And there's no doubt in my mind they will succeed. Much faster than anyone -- including them -- could imagine. I'm sure of it.
|The hard-fighting competition team of KL Judo. All of them fought their hearts out on Saturday nite.|