Humor at Judo Clinic/Training New Rules
Thought I'd share a funny moment from the training session on Sunday after the Pacific International held at the shiaijo on Sunday morning after the shiai.
After Mr. Sunada had given an excellent talk and demo of the new rules, we had a training session.
As we were moving around the tatami in yoko tsugi ashi (moving sideways), a friend of mine and fellow instructor tripped slightly in a crack between tatami. He caught himself right in front of me.
I commented that I had been thinking of throwing him with Okuri Ashi Barai (which in real life is a joke), and that the power of my KI had caused him to stumble.
To which a young shodan commented "That's part of the new rules...no foot contact allowed!", to which another jokester replied "Hell, no touching allowed at all, it's all KI power".
You had to be there.