It's been a while since I've written and Big things have happened! Although a long due brag fest would be most appropriate, I am not going to do that. That is because I want to write about Chess. Yes, chess. I love the game. I first learned to play at a young age. My uncle taught me how and although I liked it, I didn't have the patience to give myself the sit time to accel in the game. Also, my progress was impeded by my severe ADHD. I believe movement is medicine and since then have over-come that disability. However, that is another post... Chess. I decided to trade private lessons with my friend and fellow judoka Chris. He is an amazing chess player and I thought I can benefit my psychological aspect of judo through learning chess theory and tactics. Here is what I have learned so far.
Advancement of the pawns= Grip fighting. (have to be strategical, placement crucial)
Developing your knight= ie:Uchimata you can hit from all angles.
Rooks=Straight back and forth, side to side
Diligent and strategical hand placement during grip fighting, can lead to the development of the 'pieces' to attack efficiently from many angles.
And queen... Newaza? Absolutely NOT!
Forks, skewers and pins... Multiple combinations and threats to force check mate....
Anyways, it may seem stupid but I like it! so That's that, until next time. It's time to eat.