Some of my players wanted extra training on Sunday so I met up with them for a light, technical practice.
|The juji-gatame roll is not so easy to learn. It's not rocket science either. It just takes a lot of practice to get the hang of it. I got my players to do lots of drills rolling their partners onto their backs.|
|I also got the players to practice the Matsumoto Roll. Here, you can see Clinton doing it on Andy.|
|I initially thought of having the practice as a purely technical session but since the players seemed up for it, I asked them to do a bit of newaza randori. Here you can see Suan Wah (12) trying to armlock Cherylynn (15).|
|For tachi-waza, I taught them yoko-tomoe-nage. I highlighted how this throw is usually done from a kenka-yotsu (opposite stance) position.|
|Andy executes a fine example of yoko-tomoe-nage. Good to have an old hand like him around to help with the training. Andy's a really safe, technical player.|
|After that, it's side takedown. The kids really liked that throw.|
|We end with a light randori. Pretty good practice lasting about two hours. Everyone left feeling quite satisfied with what we achieved during our Sunday night extra training.|