Finally pulled off a good entry for it during judo randori and started an obi otoshi which is just a slight variation – pulling on the obi instead of an arm. Good. It’s nice to see that I could envision the technique I wanted to learn and make some progress. I plan to focus on a few techniques at a time. Still, I want to make sure that helps rather than hinders “formlessness”.

This post talks about how “random” training is better than “block” training. I think I need some of both, but I can get a particular technique stuck in my mind then it’s much harder to “flow”, so I have to take a step backward to go forward again. I can’t see any way around that. Varied and cross-training seems to keep this problem somewhat minimized.

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