Friday, 29 August 2014

Shodan Quest - First Day in Japan

Post training warm down
Henry, Chris and I (Stu) from the University Judo club are visiting Japan and attending some competitions here hoping to earn our Shodan in Judo.

First up is a grading in the Kodokan (the home of Judo) in Tokyo.

To help with this we were hosted by Marunouchi
Police Judo club (despite the name it is composed of successful Japanese business men) for a Randori session. In this club they let you do your own warm up, then 6 people put on red belts and fight for as many 4 minute rounds as you can take, you then swap your red belt with someone.

How I explain that I am vegetarian in Japan

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