Ichikawa. Part 4

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As I picked myself up off the ground, Ichikawa had to have been licking his chops before he transformed my gift of momentum into another beautiful throw. It just kept going. This guy wasn’t even breaking a sweat and he was smoking me; as fast as I could get up he’d send me back down. And there was no struggle in it. His uchimata (inner thigh throw) was clean, dynamic and instantaneous. A quick pop of motion and I was on the ground.

I wasn’t mad (although I have to admit that part of me was frustrated by being schooled). Actually, most of what I felt was more along the lines of giddiness. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was that he was doing, it all happened too quickly. I realized that I had the opportunity to learn how to do everything that he was doing that I had been powerless to stop. It was like magic. Magic that I wanted to learn how to do because it worked. This had been proven, against my best efforts. I remembered a guy who tried to pick a fight with me at a teenage discotheque a few months earlier, and smiled at the surprise I would have in store for him should it ever happen again.

That was my first taste of the magic of judo, and I still cannot get enough, even though I’ve felt it over and over again in a variety of arts. I’ve been dominated by Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, aiki-jujutsu and aikido (these focus primarily on grappling; an even crueler fate awaits me in striking arts). What’s fascinating is that each of these arts dominates you in its own special way: Judo will take you off of your feet and onto the ground, while Greco-Roman wrestling makes sure that you’re pinned, but if you’re looking for a submission, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can get you a quick armbar or choke.

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