Few Thoughts after the shiai keiko on March 15 - Robin

Dear Marleen,

Just a few random thoughts about my shiai with Leo today.

Shiai….Me -Vs - Leo

How shall I fight Leo? … Shall I play safe try for a draw? Or should I try and win? I don’t even have to think about it really I’m going to beat him!

I didn’t have long to work out what to do and I haven’t seen him fight for some time but as I am putting on my men I think back to the last time we did Ji-gieko together and quickly work out my plan.

What was my plan? Well I was hoping to get kote or debana kote…. Apply a little pressure and hope he tries for men then get his kote … If he doesn’t go for it then I go for kote or maybe men.

Oh well, you win some, you lose some and today I lost! Congratulations Leo.

Was it a bad plan? No, I still think it was a good plan but perhaps I didn’t execute it as well as I could have. Perhaps I should have had a little more patience.

I’ll have to watch him (and Amigo, Do-Hun and Ruby) more closely in the next few weeks and work out a better plan(s)… Next time I will win!

Best wishes,