Posted On:4/11/2011 12:26pm
Style: Kodokan Judo
Just posted a new article about my early years in judo. No laughing at the photo please... or else I have to come visit you.
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Posted On:4/11/2011 2:20pm
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
this man needs a judo *olympian* tag, black belt is not enough.
"Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
"When I was a little boy, I had a sailor suit, but it didn't mean I was in the Navy." - Mtripp on the subject of a 5 year old karate black belt
"Without actual qualifications to be a Zen teacher, your instructor is just another roundeye raping Asian culture for a buck." - Errant108
"Seriously, who gives a **** what you or Errant think? You're Asian males, everyone just ignores you, unless you're in a krotty movie." - new2bjj
Posted On:4/11/2011 2:50pm
Maybe "Is better than you" would be appropriate.
Posted On:4/13/2011 3:36pm
Style: Judo (noob) & BJJ (noob)
That was a nice article.
Let us know when the next part (Japan) is added.
Posted On:4/13/2011 3:48pm
Style: BJJ, Boxing
That was a great. Thank you for sharing this. I look forward to the rest of the story as well.
Posted On:4/13/2011 9:44pm
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Posted On:4/13/2011 10:18pm
Thanks for such a great article! Really looking forward to the next part.
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Posted On:4/13/2011 10:43pm
Had a few good friends from down-under back in my Japan days. Been so long, I'll have to look them up in my diaries. Good to know ya.
Posted On:4/14/2011 11:07am
Great article, Rainer, and congratulations on your long and successful judo career. I wasn't so hardcore as you guys, but I was training in the early 70s so nice to hear stories about those old days.
Posted On:4/14/2011 3:33pm
Yeah, the 70s were great years. I probably could've extended my career by a few more years but injuries and mostly financial issues kept me off the mats after 1976.
In the 60s, we did a little kendo too, learning how to score, etc. Later on, the wooden swords were just used to hit us when we didn't train hard enough. They made a lot of noise, too. lol.
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