Archive for November, 2007

Tom and Nina wearing their new black belts

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007


Nina and Tom passed their shodan tests

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Congratulations to Oishi Judo's newest black belts.

Here are Nina and Tom's successful kata tests.

No class this Thursday

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Oishi Judo will be closed on Thursday, November 15, 2007.

Tech Judo tournament results

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Paul Virtue and Milton Chacon were in the same division at the Tech Judo tournament today. Milton took first and Paul took third.

John Faulkner, a white belt from the day class, was there as well. I believe he had two matches and won both.

Here are the matches I got on video.

Paul and Milton:

Paul's second match — note the quick grab-and-go osotogari:

Paul's third match:

Unfortunately I didn't get either of John's matches. And I accidentally recorded over Milton's second match, which he won very quickly with a drop seoinage for ippon. Sorry, Milton! Trust me, it was a nice throw.

Let's help Joaquin

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Joaquin Gonzalez writes:

Dear fellow Judoka:

A Judo demonstration is being planned for Sunday December 9, 2007 at the YMCA in Staten Island (651 Broadway). The event is intended to reach out to the community and create awareness and interest in the sport. The Staten Island Advance will be contacted for coverage and subsequent articles.

I would like to ask you to participate and support this effort for it may favorably influence future young (or not so young) Judokas.

The suggested agenda includes:

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Kids class with oversight from seniors. Emphasis on games designed for strengthening, coordination/grip/reflexes, etc. with strong interaction with parents, if required.

3:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Adults (warm ups, regular practice, demo throw for throw, open randori, —open for suggestions)

6:30 PM until …

Refreshments and Nourishment.

Please mark your calendars and in anticipation of your participation, ….. I thank you.

I plan to be there.