Ed-vise Episode 233

A back in the saddle GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, I’m back from Chico! Great time with friends and family to catch up and get back into the throws. Been a long time

Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So GET AFTER IT!


A time spent with my Ju Jitsu Professor; A time spent with his accomplice, whom I will call Kerry Anne (like in Poltergeist). Though we spend time apart in two different states, when we come together it is as if no time has parted. Immediately we connect as if we were never away from each other.

Kerry Anne and I have some of THE BEST conversations about everything.

When it comes to conversations, the old adage was “Never discuss politics or religion.” Her and I can, and do, talk both. Many times in the same sentence. Once time she paid me a very high compliment when she told me I was one of the FEW people she could actually have a genuine and deep discussion. LOVE IT and LOVE HER!

The Musings though come from an individual they introduced me to. His name is Hans. A big guy with long blonde hair and an even bigger personality. Not over the top loud and what have you, but quite and infectious. A learned man of history and music. Add to that a kick ass martial artist.

I had seen him at many events. Because he runs a beetnik dojo. Instead of clapping, he snaps his fingers. Weird to see, at first; becomes missed quickly.

He used me as a demonstration “dummy” for a technique called Uchi-mata. Along with being the demo, he gave some insight as to how the Uchi-mata allows you to become super sharp at technique. That if you want a long lasting judo career, every throw does not need to be hard to the floor. The bulk of a throw is simply getting in and loading up. Taking them to the mat is simply allowing gravity to do it’s thing. Too easy and too cool.

To add to our little crew was a yodan whom I had not seen for years! She let me know it had been 4 years since she had been on the mat. Small in stature (compared to me) her body remembered everything that her mind may have forgotten in the absence. Amazing throws and submissions even if she was a bit rusty on the names. I do hope for another opportunity to work with her. I had never spoken with her before this weekend though I had seen her at other events.

And, of course, there is the time I spent with Professor. There are certain people in our life that do not require conversation. Just being with them is good enough. No words need said. Just sitting side by side (or being thrown) works good enough. And that is my sentiment with Professor. Just to sit with him and enjoy sushi (which was delicious). An evening never forgotten!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a horse is a lousy dancer because it has two left feet! Wait for it….HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA


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