In Judo class Tuesday I land and ippon drop seoi nage against James! And I tried for many other throws against him, Andrew, and Victor (black belt Judo instructor). Even though I knew there was no way I was going to be able to throw Victor I still tried, and if I got thrown in the process (which I did...a few times) that was okay because I was being offensive and aggressive.
Last night I actually surprised myself -- I did things that I thought I couldn't do. I swept a bigger, stronger opponent from my half guard, I swept a bigger, stronger guy from deep half, I used the technique we learned in class during the guard rotation, I landed submissions. I felt like the mental blocks were gone and I was in the zone. I didn't want to stop training, but class had already run overtime and we were preventing the muay thai class from starting.
Grappler's Quest Beast of the East this Saturday in New Jersey, and the IBJJF New York Open next Saturday. :-D
Check these items out on Amazon -- These are some great books, and the Gameness Platinum Weave Gi is the one I use for competition : )