Archive for January, 2009

Random notes

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

A handful of unrelated notes:

  • My legs felt like they had a little extra spring in them during today's practice. No idea why. I didn't work out all week except for last night, so my legs should have felt like lead this afternoon. Maybe going easy last night helped.
  • When I see a demo of a technique from judo or any fighting art, and uke is smaller than tori, I have to resist the urge to discount the value of the demo. I think this is an understandable reaction, but it isn't entirely rational and I should judge the technique, the demo, and the demonstrators on their own merits.
  • I think learning the foot sweep motion is like learning to dribble for a basketball player: you should be able to do it without looking. The movement should be so ingrained in your muscle memory that you can brush the mat with the side of your foot while looking straight ahead.
  • There's a bunch of updates I'm supposed to do on, including a few tasks that have been slipping my mind for months. This weekend would be a good time to get them all off my plate.
  • I was tempted to go watch the tournament at Tech Judo on February 1, even though I don't know of any Oishi players who are going. I think I'm addicted to the action and the atmosphere. But I'll be celebrating Chinese New Year's with family that day, so I'll have to miss the tournament.

Closed MLK Day

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Oishi Judo will be closed on Monday, January 19th.

Starrett Cup and Super Bowl Invitational

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Two Sunday tournaments coming up.

The Starrett Cup is on Sunday, January 18. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by tomorrow (January 10).

The Tech Judo Super Bowl Invitational is on Sunday, February 1.

Let me know if you're going.