(Well, maybe you can but that's kind of kinky so let's not go there.)
Yesterday I mentioned good work being done by Charlie Robinson and Joa Schwinn. I forgot to mention, although Charlie did in his note, that the coach certification was hosted at the judo club of Hans Ingebretsen. You couldn't tell it from the photo but he is the guy at Camp Bushido with the long ponytail who teaches how to use judo and jiu-jitsu to defend yourself if attacked by pirates. Two years after camp Julia still talks about him.
Also yesterday, Joa mentioned joint workouts they have. Here is an announcement below I received from Henry Kaku, one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Henry, Hans, Charlie and Joa all teach in that part of California the rest of us refer to as "way the hell out there".
It's a fairly rural area without a lot of judo clubs. They grow judo in the area by doing frequent activities together. Notice something about this announcement? Rotating instruction. One minute rounds of randori. Pizza party at the end. Not just the same old practice.
SEIKA RYU JUDO and DELEON JUDO CLUB
SIXTH North Bay Judo Clinic
Sanctioned by USJA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
SEIKA RYU MARTIAL ARTS CENTER
3168 CONDO COURT #B
SANTA ROSA, CA 95403
6:30 pm. to 8:30 pm.
Session: 10 min. warm up
Three 10-12 min. rotating Instruction
One minute Randori matches
Pizza at Round Table in Coddingtown to follow
For further Information
Henry Kaku, 707-778-885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joa Schwinn, 707-523-3200. email@example.com
--------------Required Judo Tip
Hayward Nishioka made the profound comment that at many places judo practice is like that movie, Groundhog Day, it is the same thing day after day after day. In this one example, Sensei Kaku and Sensei Schwinn give several examples of how to make it different
- Go to a different club
- Have different instructors
- Have randori matches be for a different time
- Have a pizza party (hey, you gotta keep your strength up)
Along this line, let me remind all of you West Coast Training Center people that we are having morning practice at the training center at 10 a.m. on Saturday and then going to Los Angeles Tenri from 1-4 pm to join in with the Nanka Senior practice.