Sounds like we agree then. Jap slapping it is.
My boy went to Judo, tried TKD (his mother took him there as it was round the corner from her flat, but he wanted to make contact so they binned him...) but Judo worked. I'd tried to give him a bit of grounding (I did JiuJitsu in my younger days) but being thrown onto his back by a six year old girl half his size was what did it.Ours started to get his wanna-be Alpha Male horns out at 7.
Tried stripping bedroom of game stuff etc. Fail.
Mum tried grounding. Fail. I tried all I knew my Papa did to me. Fail.
TKD fixed it though.
Getting bruised & generally flattened at his 1st tournament was a bit of a wince to watch.
Many a bloody nose & bruised shins etc but somehow...he usually walked away with a medal.
I think the usual cliche phrase is character building.
Black Belt at 14. Ended up coaching summer school kids basketball when he was till a Secondary Pupil.
His ( teacher) Mum always knew he was born to teach, now after 12 years Service...he's teaching cops.
Still a dour SOB though but we get instant respect when he visits.
Overheard at Police HQ canteen a few weeks back by a recruit.." Does Training Staff ********* every actually smile?"
Reply...so we are reliably informed.
" No...X Forces...hard to impress."
Would not want another son any different tbh. Top bloke...but a tight fisted git!
Love the guy to bits....we have nurtured special chemistry which only really developed when he left the Army.
Sneaky big bugger checks up on us when he thinks we don't notice.
They do eventually come back to us.
It's the bit in the middle which sucks.
Looking back, his class "mates"..around a half dozen were broken home/ failed marriage single parent homes...every one of them bar one and were nasty feral little feckers. Peer group chips on shoulders?
That's the one. I got the ouch in the wrong throw. I was lucky when it was used on me. It was done properly!Not unless it went very wrong. O = major (ie. reaping using major back part of leg), uchi = inner (your leg going inside theirs) gari = reap (although it often translated to a ******* nasty kick).
Sounds like you're thinking of uchi mata (if you're lifting the outside leg) or some variation of harai goshi (if you're taking the weight bearing leg)
There's a lot of truth in the above, especially regarding sugars & diet. They say there's 9 teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke/pepsi. If they go the shop with their pocket money and get a coke, a mars bar & packet of crisp they'd probably be able to tell an Ethiopian marathon runner to go xxxx himself and then out-pace him in the chase.Take a look at diet: one of mine, at that age, was a real shit with tantrums etc. Then I read something about the potential ill effects of some E numbers, common in cartons of orange juice - this was in the late 80s. At the time, he drank tons of the stuff, so that was replaced by water or milk. Within days, his whole behaviour has changed for the better. We gave it six weeks, then gave him a glass of orange juice as a control. Literally within minutes, he was revved up and practically running around the walls! Orange juice was removed from the shopping list.
You really don't want to look at, well you should look at it but it will shock you, the amount of sugar in everyday food items. I looked at a mini-can of tonic water once, seven freakin' teaspoons of sugar!There's a lot of truth in the above, especially regarding sugars & diet. They say there's 9 teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke/pepsi. If they go the shop with their pocket money and get a coke, a mars bar & packet of crisp they'd probably be able to tell an Ethiopian marathon runner to go xxxx himself and then out-pace him in the chase.
A young lad turned up to the adult class; 16 years old, 6'4", about 80kg (same weight as me), kept getting paired with me because I'm the adult male lightweight (all the other blokes are about 100kg or more). After a couple of weeks, he mentions that he's got Aspergers, not that it's slowed him down. Very (very) occasionally, he gets frustrated in randori if something won't work, at which point I hang on and am glad that I've got good core strength and basic skills inJudo gave an autistic boy a set of rules and codes that stays with him to this day. He's now getting into rugby - again, the rules and code of ethics is what appeals.
He's just made 6th Dan - he never bothered with the paperwork, because that wasn't why he did it; so he'd sat at 5th Dan for decades. The club (and his wife) sorted it out without telling him. Last Christmas, at the club Christmas Dinner, he got surprised with his red-and-white striped belt (granted, he'd been wondering why an 8th? Dan had turned up for the meal, then he found out...).What grade is the guy who has done it over 50 years? Is it Brian Jacks, or Neil Adams? He must be about an 8th Dan.
True, but both those throws rely on you persuading your oppponent to go backwards. Tripping them up as they're moving forwards is a useful trick...Even o soto gari (probably the simplest technique) with a quick step through and hand in face puts uke on the floor with a bit of a headache. Frankly anything more complicated than that or o uchi gari seemed too complicated.