Archive for May, 2009

1960's intro to judo by The Funny Company

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Paul Virtue pointed me to this. It's an episode of an old educational cartoon called The Funny Company. I recommend skipping the introductory cartoon-y stuff and jumping to the 3-minute mark.

The YouTube caption says:

The Funny Company,originally commissioned by Mattel Toys, featured mini educational films, cleverly sandwiched within each animated story, to help illustrate the theme of the cartoon. This innovative 1963 series was developed by producer Ken Snyder (Roger Ramjet, Skyhawks, Hot Wheels) in response to a 1961 speech by the FCC chairman urging more cultural and educational children's programming.

Highlights from the promotionals, 2009-05-16

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Oishi Judo had a good turnout for the Hudson Promotionals on Saturday. Arthur, Zaid, Karim, Mike P, and Jon Faulkner competed, as did one fellow from the day class whose name I'll have to get. No batsugans but a few nice throws. I made a playlist on YouTube where you can see all the matches I managed to get on video. Here are the highlights, complete with slo-mo replays:

P.S. The throwers are Zaid, Jon, Jon again, Karim, and Ken.

Two belated congratulations

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
  1. Congratulations to Yotam on his promotion to ikkyu.
  2. Congratulations to Romeo on taking third at the Nationals on April 18.

UPDATE: Yotam informs me that Arthur and Alberto also got promoted to ikkyu. Congratulations!

Yotam at the Liberty Bell

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

(I'm catching up on a backlog of news I've been meaning to post…)

Yotam posted video of his four matches at the Liberty Bell on April 5: