First of all, we tried to consider Kuzushi-controling the opponent while we practice. During the last day of Tohoku Training, Judo Master Nose emphasized the importance of proper Uchikomi. Inspired by his teaching, we tried to make Nagewaza which we can really plunge the opponent. During the Randori, abiding by the resolution of captain Takahashi, we practiced how to win over in the last one minute. As even several seconds can decide the winner, it is really important to be alerted until the end of competition. Thanks to new system, I believe Randori has become near to real competition.
After Tachiwaza Randori, alumnus Yamagishi provided lesson regarding two different Hikikomi styles for Kansetsu Waza. He told us that it is important to remember Hikikomi is not just for spending time, but for assaulting the opponent. He added that depending on Kumite of the opponent, Hikikomi should be modified as well. After Tohoku Training, not only sophomore students including myself, but also freshman comrades realized how fierce Newaza can be, and our eagerness toward learning fierce Newaza is now in pitch. It was really meaningful lesson for us in right time.
As my senior Aoki wrote yesterday, after the Tohoku Training, freshman comrades have changed a lot. They are now immune to clumsy Newaza skills and Hikikomi, which evoked me to force myself to do my best as well. I believe my beloved comrade Matsushige would feel the same. Last year, senior Baba led us by showing good example. Now, we assume the same responsibility upon our shoulder.
After Tohoku Training and Yubikan-hai consecutively, we are ahead of competition. I hope we can carry out all the preparation with our full strength.