Archive for February, 2009

Schedule change for March 7

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

There will be no children's class on Sat. March 7. The adult class will be held 12:30-2pm.

Yotam took third at Tech Judo

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Yotam took third at the Tech Judo "Super Bowl" tournament yesterday. I wasn't going to be there, but I changed my plans so I was able to attend. I took the bus out there with Yotam and my buds Rich and Seth from Five Points.

When it was all over I helped stack the mats, as I did last time I was there. I must be nuts because I actually enjoy that, though I imagine it gets less fun around the hundredth time. Maybe it just felt good to do something physical (not to mention helpful) after watching other people fight all day. I tend to carry heavy things on my left, so I made a mental note to try carrying the mats on my right side next time, not only for strength but coordination. Someday I may have to study the nage-no-kata, and I'll be glad I sort of practiced kata-guruma on both sides, even if my uke was a big rubber rectangle.

This was the first time I've been out to Tech Judo that I didn't have a ride back. When we got to the bus stop for the return trip, we realized we had over an hour wait for the next bus. As luck would have it, referee Lillian Tom walked by and noticed us standing there. She took us to a bus stop where we caught the 166/165 line, which runs much more frequently. Thanks, Lillian! Not only did this get us back to the city much quicker, the walk to the bus stop was like a mini-workout, though you'd hardly know it to see Yotam bounding up the hills.

On a side note, I've updated my directions to Tech Judo with more bits of information that I always forget, like the gate number and the zone number.

On another side note, I heard Tech Judo will have another tournament in four weeks, on March 1. Looking forward to it.

Here are Yotam's matches. Unfortunately I missed the first few seconds of his third match, when he scored a waza-ari.