There might be some more coming but I don't have access to those videos yet.
I think I can definitely agree with this, the problem is I simply don't have a go to strategy, I am still working out what works for me I guess. If you watched the video of me fighting from late 2012 I looked different and did different techniques. High grip uchi mata is coming through, I managed a nice ippon with it in another contest (no video sadly), funnily enough I barely use it in randori or practice, although going to try focus on it more now.Both fights are somewhat 'erratic' meaning that there isn't a clear strategy and that what you do is not dictated by action/reaction. Basically, you do your stuff and your opponent does his stuff with there being little connection between the two in terms of what occurs.
In your first fight you dominate, which is your opponent's biggest mistake in terms of "letting you". He is forced into defense by you. That is something his coach needs to talk to him about. When you are forced into defense and you remain in that position, it usually means two things: either you will finally get thrown, or you will get penalized. If an opponent feels that the other is continuously puts in defense, then it becomes easier to anticipate what he is going to do.
I would discourage you from still throwing your opponent after matte. By doing so you give away that you may be relatively strong in a certain technique and may fail to be effective with it next time. However, there are those who feel that still throwing someone after matte gives you a psychological advantage. Hard to say as we are then in the field of speculation. The waza-ari for your opponent is exaggerated, but a sign of the times, I guess. Because you won, probably the waza-ari thing became important; it probably wouldn't if you would not have scored ippon. For that reason, I think it still matters. You can't change those scores or the referees' views, so one has to avoid those things. That being said, it was one of the few occurrences where judo-wise action/reaction was present, so really your opponent did well there. In conclusion, well done because you won, but you have more work to do in fighting more efficiently, not wasting energy, and going for your opponent's weaknesses rather than an all out all over the place kind of approach.
One of your strong points is that there is some good promise with regard to a number of throws. Well done, continue practice, there certainly is technical skill in development.
The second fight is characterized by similar erratic movement, but with the difference that you are not establishing dominance and your opponent is not forced into defense. Your opponent is not afraid of you. It's a typical learning fight, the kind of thing and experience you have to go through to become better. Overall, you lack establishing control, that is to say, when there is 'control' it is mainly surprise or force, but your instructor needs to discuss with you how to establish proper control with the right arm. It's a typical fight where due to a lack in one area most of the arsenal of techniques becomes deactivated or ineffective. There is no sense in further discussing the osae-komi as we all know that getting out of an osae-komi during shiai is often very hard if not near impossible.
Please continue working on the technical and strategic side of things in your club.
nomoremondays wrote:i liked your fights folks better than i can comment on technical points. may i ask what grade you are?
You're very brave to post your shiai videos. I agree with the last poster on the second clip. It appeared that you were fairly tired at that point. Your opponent appeared to have a lot of upper body strength and kept you busy grip fighting. Really strong guys will do that to wear you out. When I run into that, my strategy is to begin moving laterally and changing directions in unexpected ways, trying to cover lots of mat area. While the other guy is busy trying to establish a grip, I want to create momentum that can be exploited for ashi waza. I find I can "survive" longer with a strong opponent if I keep moving around a lot. It seems to open up more opportunities to throw rather than stay in a tight circle and defensively gripfight for a couple of minutes.