|CNY Weekend Training Group|
We started off, as usual, with newaza. Last month I had taught the group yoko-sankaku and they were all well versed with it already. So, I moved on to reverse sankaku, which is a bit harder to do but actually more effective. Most of the sankaku you see in competition is reverse sankaku not yoko-sankaku.
I paired the players up and had them rehearse the technique over and over again without resistance. Once they had a decent grasp of the technique, I asked them to give partial resistance, which means they allow the entry but resist once the turn is done.
Once they kinda mastered that, we had sankaku randori where one player is tori and one uke and the former had a choice between attacking with yoko-sankaku or reverse sankaku.
After that we worked on two standing techniques. The first one was soto-makikomi. Not that many players specialize in this and it tends to be used by big players but Georgii Zantaraia (UKR) is a lightweight who does this technique often. And he's proven how effective it is in competition.
As usual, I had the players do a bit of uchikomi (not much) and once they learned the entry, we quickly switched to nagekomi, which is more important for them to get a feel of the technique. Highlights of our soto-makikomi training below:
After that we worked on a competition-style tsuri-goshi which involves a grip and an entry that is similar to soto-makikomi, except they grab the back of uke's belt. The players adapted to this very quickly and did a good job of it.