Yesterday night, I took the exam for 3rd kyo (green belt) in judo. I got it (passed, and was upgraded from orange to green), but I was a bit disappointed with how I did. I’ll skip the excuses, and get to the good ideas of what I need to work on in the future.
- My sweeping techniques are very much lack-luster. These need lots of work in general.
- I don’t have many combination attacks– probably because my sweeps aren’t that great.
- I rely almost exclusively on one type of counter– from the back attacks like tani otoshi and ura nage. I have no sweep defenses that lead to countering opportunities.