My dynamic Judo today was bad. I was up against a bigger guy in randori (Edit: a visitor from the BJJ class) and he was basically in that 'I'm preparing to sutemiwaza' position the whole time, keeping his distance and sitting back slightly. Initially, I wanted to ouchi him but he just pushed my shoulder away when I tried to get in, and he was quick to brace into the lefty uchi mata that I can usually use to open people up. When I tried to switch to a lefty grip and dash across to swing around him he caught me on the landing with a sasae-style trip, and the next thing I knew I was settling for knee pick ouchis and yoko tomoe flops. In the end, I just gave up on strategy and tried to pay attention to my tai sabaki and mirroring, but when I found a tension equilibrium he moved to a cross grip and reached around my back, trapping my arm between us and looking for sumi gaeshi to my far leg.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts or advice people have on this stuff. What can I do against big guys who have a similarly cautious approach- I know there's a 'simple' answer. How would others attack this problem? Thanks, osss!
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