Last night was the first night back to judo. It was as excellent as I had hoped. I played pretty bad judo right out of the gate – shooting singles and doubles. Our throw of the day for formal practice was kata guruma (windmill, fireman’s carry). I got to play with my sweet new means of grip breaking. Because it relies on the pistol grip it’s a big no-no in judo, but if I can get used to grabbing the wrist (as I would for no-gi) I can make it legal. It works like a charm.
The wrestling needs work. I’m still in guard too much during ne waza to be super happy, but I’m getting my arm bars. I also ended up completely unconsciously with two leg locks. I didn’t finish them, but for some reason when in a bind I’m going to toe holds and heel hooks. Grappling anyone?