Archive for June, 2008

Happy Paul 2

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Here are Paul and Jeff a few minutes after Sensei gave Paul his black belt.

[Click the photo to go to the Flickr page]

Paul and Jon passed their shodan tests

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Congratulations to Paul Virtue and Jon Klein, who passed their shodan tests yesterday.

Here's a group photo after the results were announced:

[Click the photo to go to the Flickr page]

Here's a video of Paul's kata:

UPDATE: Sorry if you came looking for this and there was no text or video. A spammer managed to corrupt this post. It's fixed now.

Reuben is a Dad

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Hearty congratulations to Reuben and Abigale, whose first child arrived on Tuesday, May 27 at 10:01 AM. Reuben writes:

Her name is Lucy Knapp Govender and she arrived very happily weighing in at solid 6 pounds 15 ounces (not sure if there is a Judo weight category for her !!!) and she measured 21 inches long which I am reliably informed is "tall" for a newborn. In any case, I promised Sensei and Barbara that I would bring pictures but it seems I will most likely not be at the dojo for a while until my wife and I get into some sort of non-sleep-deprived schedule.

Click below to see what a beauty she is:


Yotam is in Japan

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Yotam posted some photos from the Kodokan's Spring Red and White Tournament. The "highlight" pictures are in the "Japan 2008" set, starting here and ending with this shot of Yotam and Thomi Lee (click the photo to see it on Flickr):


The whole "2008 Spring Kohaku-jiai (Red & White Tournament)" set is here. I almost feel like I was there.