2011 Judo – 121# Terao vs. Tsuda

May 9, 2011 by  
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2011 HHSAA State Judo Championships
121# – David Terao (Mid Pacific Institute) vs. Brant Tsuda (Moanalua)h3>


14 Responses to “2011 Judo – 121# Terao vs. Tsuda”
  1. . says:

    he landed on his stomach then rolled to his back that shouldve been a wazari. hmm it looks like brant almost caught david with that opposite side lol brant shouldve finished. right after that david came to play and ended it

    • Anonymous says:

      You are right, he actually landed on his side. The ref is old and can’t see very well.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol. Yup, I agree. Seems like the ref already had it set to give an ippon, no matter what the throw was gonna be……….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Depends on where the throw is deemed to stop.

    Both Teraos have developed a wicked ability to continue their throws through mat contact, so that part of the throwing motion is in the air, and part after contact with the mat. That’s what David Terao did. The Chow Sisters are quite adept at that too.

    At first glance, it appears to be a technique possessed by judoka extensively trained to compete at the highest levels.

    However, the Teraos and Chows reveal the true secret. It is actually a skill that is developed by judoka who ride to school together.

    • Anonymous says:

      So the secret is…if u can’t throw um clean, muscle them over for ippon? And u learn that by riding to school together? That is the weirdest thing I have heard. LOL.

      • eFamous says:

        tsuda didn’t almost throw terao, terao side stepped and blocked tsudas seio. if it was a near throw, you would have seen terao use more effort to spin out or block tsuda’s throw.

        as for terao’s ippon, I agree that the initial throw was a yuko, but because his continuation (an actual term for judging a throw), he kept tsuda rolling onto his back for an ippon. I’m sure a wasari would have been a fine call too, but the ippon call was justified and that’s why you didn’t see any side refs objecting. it looks like terao was a little disappointed with the result, but a wins a win (I really hate that term).

  3. t says:

    Great. Job

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations David! Now with David gone, who will be the one to watch in next year's 121 division? Will Josh make the climb from 108 to 121? Who else is there that will be worth watching for like when we had David? Will next year's Judo season be more or less exciting than this years?

  5. S says:

    I think it'll be just as exciting if not even more exciting. Theres TERAO, TSUDA, ODA, KIDO, YONAMINE, CHANG, KELSON, PALIMOO and so much more other good club judo boys that will be getting better. However you can never tell what weight class they'll end up in until states. Also most of the boys have come from a very strong club, SHOBUKAN. It will be very competitive.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think Joshua will dominate no matter what weight he ends up in. Brant, Zack, and Sky will be competitive. Kelson for next year is a question mark. Chang will do great. Its interesting to see what will happen with Jacob next year. Oda…I hate to say, Oda needs work. He constantly has a troubled look and he throws tantrums. Look at his face on the winners podium. I wish them all the best of luck though.

      • +anonymous+ says:

        ryan oda – ha, ha, ha,

        • Anonymous says:

          I think Brant is a fine judoka, I personally wouldn't have given David an ippon either and I'll bet that David was supprised with that call too!! But honestly, how much longer do you think it would have lasted? 5 minutes is a long time for and if I'm not mistaken Brant played David last year in the semis and that lasted under 10 seconds.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Don't forget Oshiro, he could return.

  7. :) says:

    that wasn't an ippon, but david would've gotten it at some point.