Archive for May, 2010

Closed Memorial Day

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Reminder: Oishi Judo will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day.

Video from the May 2010 promotionals

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

I don't have time to sort out my YouTube issues right now so I created an account on and uploaded the videos there:

Sorry if the video in the above playlist is in a random order — is kind of quirky. You can get a more logical order (and bigger video) if you follow this link to my channel.

Congratulations to Alan and Kevin!


Monday, May 24th, 2010

I finally got around to reviewing and trimming the videos from the Hudson Promotionals on the 15th. Unfortunately I can't upload them to YouTube yet as I'm having trouble logging in. Hopefully I'll get it straightened out in a day or so.

I realized I never posted the results. There were four Oishi competitors:

  • Kevin won his first two matches — which were in fact his first two tournament matches ever — and thus advances from sankyu to nikyu.
  • Alan Best made batsugan and thus has only to pass his kata and knowledge test to advance to shodan.
  • Karim and Alex had some good matches.

Matt Crane, Paul Virtue, and Dan W were there for moral support. Apologies if I'm forgetting anyone.

As usual there was one thing I missed through carelessness: I looked away from the camera at the wrong moment and one of Alan's throws for ippon takes place off-screen. But I think I did at least get all the Oishi matches this time. Between the senior and masters divisions, Alex had eight matches and I got all eight.