Originally Posted by Arden Cogar Jr.
My favorite is "Let's start with what you're doing right." Askee- "well, what am I doing right?" Coach - "Not much."
All the best, Arden
At my last tournament, I drew the guy who always wins these things (and has beaten me before...quickly). I had the following conversation with my coach.
"Feel his feet and hips. He loves to throw the drop knee, and he'll circle around to move you into position. He's also got a great sumi gaeshi, so don't rush. Also, watch for the back grip. He's tall, and he loves to reach over you. That's how he sets up his hip throws, which are excellent."
"Great, coach. So what are his weaknesses?"
"Hmm. Well...he's pretty good."