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A combination is of no use to you if you practice it in only one training session. Even if you you are convinced that you have it down pat.
Effective Counters & Combinations Judo TechniquesTo be effective, any throw, including any combination or counter must become second nature; a natural reaction, practiced to respond to a particular set of movements made by your opponent with any kind of regularity; even if it is only twice during a contest.
You may think this obvious but it is apparently not to too many judo contestants. I know this because I have talked to players who can't figure out why they can't get a particular movement to work. When they are asked how many times they have practiced the move, they are usually very sheepish in their response as it dawns on them just how little practice they have put into it.
Counters & combinations are particularly error proneCounters & combinations judo techniques are particularly prone to this error. Because they are more complex than a single throw by definition then they require more practice to get them correct. You need to practice a combination or counter many more times than a standard throw if you are going to succeeded with it. This applies equally to ground work as standing work.
More than that however, if you want your particular combination or counter to be effective in competition you need to make sure that there is something different about it. You can't just practice the same thing that everyone else does. If you practice the same as everybody else you can expect to be blocked in a contest because they can tell what is coming.
Try to practice the unusualTry to practice something that is not usually what everybody else is doing; or add a twist to it.
For example: you could make yours a set of three instead of the usual two moves. That is, you start with one throw and when you miss that, move into the next and then when you miss that, move into the next to complete the throw.
Perhaps when you practice, you could practice throwing on the second throw of a combination the first time you do it and the second time you practice, throw on the third throw.
Counters & Combinations Judo Techniques are extremely useful if you know what you are doing but you have to work for them to be effective.