I missed all of my Judo this week, in part because I was still feeling a little loopy from the sinus infection and in part because I took off a sick day or so from work and needed to catch up. That is the one thing that sucks about Judo - it's not like you can workout on your own. Karateka and TKDer's can easily practice kicks and punches, but it is really hard to practice anything more than basic footsweeps and entry motions without an Uke and mats. Well, I guess I will just need to train harder next week.
So I haven't posted anything in six weeks, and yet I still hope I have some loyal readers left. April has proven to be a busy month for me - I am about to switch jobs, and I took a two-week vacation as well. April was also a great month in Judo for me, as my Son passed his Yellow belt test. He also executed a picture perfect ippon seoinage in a 'Mock Shiai'. My wife, who seldom comes to practice, was very impressed. Although he'll be playing some baseball over the next few weeks, he will be coming back to Judo soon, and is excited about working towards his orange belt. The other day, we were at a family get-together, and one of his cousins was bullying him a bit, hitting him a couple of times. Mitch stepped in and was about to throw the kid with O-Uchi Gari just as my wife, the kids' mom, and I intervened. At first, I scolded him. But when I realized he was defending himself, I apologized, and told him that if that happens again, throw the kid, pin him and call for