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I've taken a look at the 5th kyu testing requirements of the CAF and I know and can describe all of them accurately. Seriously I know them, but when I get up in front of the class I hear U Ryotekubidori Ikkyo and it sounds like gibberish. I then don't even know what Sensei is asking me to do, as nage I can't even think of what uke is supposed to do to me. It is really annoying knowing that pressure of testing is blanking me.
Randori, I know the rules, how I should move, not to use complex long techniques, that I should never turn my back, stop at an obstacle and keep on moving. But, when I get on the mat do I comply with these basic guidelines- no. I do my own thing, and I try to force complex techniques instead of short ones like kotegaeshi, or even to just use evasion with atemi.
When I get up there I try to remember a list of techniques to use and can't think. I know what works but I hate using the same basic stuff and again try shomenuch sankyo and yonkyo, or Irimi-nage techs and even when they don't work at a given angle, I try to force them anyway and get nailed by all the uke. Ego, pressure, etc, these are my enemies.