Tonight was the last Judo class with Olympian Nick Delpopolo. After trying unsuccessfully for the last two weeks to pull off tai otoshi during sparring, I finally managed to throw a blue belt with it tonight. It used to be one of my better throws, but it requires speed and explosiveness to do it the way I did it before. When I finally committed myself to going all out with it, I was able to throw the guy, but I didn’t have much gas left in the tank after that. However, it’s nice to know that I can still pull it off in a pinch. Tomorrow, it’s back to jiu jitsu.