Archive for November, 2008

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Oishi Judo will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Friday and Saturday classes will be as usual.

Germain got his shodan

Monday, November 17th, 2008

I heard from Paul that Germain Difo got his shodan yesterday. Germain's in grad school at Georgetown.

I remember when Germain was a newbie. I remember two practices in particular — one when Sensei made him escape from yoko-shiho-gatame over and over and over, and another practice when Sensei tossed him all over the dojo during randori before promoting him to sankyu at the end of the night.

Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion!

Kevin McGrath passed with flying colors

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Thanks to Paul Virtue for iPhoning me these photos of Kevin passing the kata portion of his shodan test, with Shintaro Higashi as his uke. Congratulations, Kevin!






Congratulations to Alberto

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Belated congratulations to Alberto Botero on his promotion to yellow belt. I meant to post this on October 25, when this photo was taken.