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    Wow, Roald Charles of USJA called me today out of...

    Wow, Roald Charles of USJA called me today out of the blue needing information on old AFJA/USJA on-line news magazines, American Judo, and to just touch bases. We talked for an hour and it was great...
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    While I was still not quite 50 when my last Judo...

    While I was still not quite 50 when my last Judo workout I felt my skills were lacking and the politics in my area was so bad it just got to me. Rick Mertens was visiting my wife and me, plus I...
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    At 81 with replaced knees and bad hips and other...

    At 81 with replaced knees and bad hips and other old age stuff; no, ain't going to come back. I doubt my Ogoshi would even work :) Hum, maybe deashi barai. I really got burned out teaching because...
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    Yeah, much has been affected by the Wuhan bio...

    Yeah, much has been affected by the Wuhan bio weapon. Anyway, even though I stopped practicing Judo years ago my thinking about those days is every day. We had a lot of fun.
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    oops; I meant "coincidence."

    oops; I meant "coincidence."
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    I was being kind of witty, so to speak. Being...

    I was being kind of witty, so to speak. Being the last Judo I did was in 1989, or 32 years ago; when I practiced for 37 years prior to then, it was a thought or dream and I just had to express it...
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    One Of My Karate Sensei

    Since Miyazato sensei was President of the Okinawan Judo federation the U.S. Air Force would invite him to accompany the Air Force Judo Team from Okinawa to Japan when we needed a coach. He liked...
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    Is Judo Dead?

    This site is as dead as a door nail. Why not shit can it? Maybe Judo is back in an era when I started in 1952; a little known mysterious magic art when no one did. All I see now days is thugs...
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    Old Dojo is Gone

    Was looking at the location of the Kodokan Nagamine Karate Dojo in Naha, Okinawa on Google Earth and was surprised to see that it is now gone. It had been open since before WWII and closed sometime...
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    I am not on Fakebook. I have seen that though...

    I am not on Fakebook. I have seen that though and his son posted to me once, but since I'm off FB I lost contact with him.
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    MURATA Naoki, Hachidan, Kodokan Library

    Guess this was missed somehow; the passing of MURATA Naoki (71), the curator of the Kodokan Judo Museum and Library on April 9, 2020 (https://www.ijf.org/news/show/murata-naoki-passed-away). I met...
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    Well, it's hard to remember him since it has been...

    Well, it's hard to remember him since it has been 60 years since I last saw him. He dropped out of the planet life and I lost track of him. The problem is, Yamashita is a very popular Japanese name...
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    My Friend and Sensei is Gone

    Found out that my Air Force Judo sensei and friend passed away on October 27, 2020; Masato J. Yamashita. He lived in San Ramon, CA. Nothing much about his death or obituary. He was a year or so...
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    He was a nice person; I met him a few times over...

    He was a nice person; I met him a few times over the years and always enjoyed being around him. I had been fooling around with Judo from 1952 and told him I had his first book, The Sport of Judo,...
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    Passing of Hal Sharp

    https://judo.forumotion.com/t3176-passing-of-harold-hal-sharp-usjf-judan-1927-2021
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    Old Japanese Sayings

    When my students would attempt to dig out "secret" information from me I used to spout off with: "The fog is so fine that you can't hold it in your hands, yet it can hide a mountain.” In Japanese:...
  17. Back when I was practicing my time was limited to...

    Back when I was practicing my time was limited to work, Judo and catching up on sleep :)
  18. They must have burned out with Internet Judo :) ...

    They must have burned out with Internet Judo :) Mostly reminiscing with me since I stopped Judo so long ago.
  19. Sometimes I think of all the Judo kids and adults...

    Sometimes I think of all the Judo kids and adults I taught from 56+ years ago and wonder where they are now. Some still keep in touch and even visit! Then in early 2002, while visiting our Navy son...
  20. My wife and our daughter planned and executed my...

    My wife and our daughter planned and executed my birthday party in our small home here in Lake Placid, Florida that went very well. Several local friends came and some of my old Judo students from...
  21. No, stopped training many years ago.

    No, stopped training many years ago.
  22. Just four of my Dade County, FL Judo Clubs: ...

    Just four of my Dade County, FL Judo Clubs:

    https://i.postimg.cc/zGP49sPn/club1.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/4dpMHm45/club2.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/RZ8bPcNd/club3.jpg
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  23. Judo Students From 40 Years ago Attending my 80th Birthday Party

    Funny, my 80th birthday is this Saturday, so my wife and daughter have planned a birthday party for me. They got on Facebook and located some of my Judo students from Miami, Florida from 1973 until...
  24. R.I.P. Okazaki sensei

    R.I.P. Okazaki sensei
  25. Thread: Dave Gorden?

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    Dave Gorden???? Hey Dave, it has been awhile...

    Dave Gorden????

    Hey Dave, it has been awhile since we last chatted. Are you still above room temperature? Will wait for a reply.
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