Archive for July, 2012

Judo 2nd Kyu: Blue Belt

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This coming Saturday provides me with my first oppertunity to fight for the grade of 2nd Kyu. I will face three opponents and must win two out of three to gain the promotion to blue belt. Of course, my goals are slightly more ambitious:

1. Process goal: obtain my grip and feel out my opponent before throwing.

2. Performance goal: Achieve an ippon throw.

3. Outcome goal: Win all three fights.

I hope to get footage of my fights (my last recorded footage was when I was a 5th Kyu yellow belt and so I have added many skills since then) but for now, I’ll share my excitement with a cool judo video…