Sunday, August 20, 2006

Judo Tournament, Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

I went to a Judo tournament in Hurst, Texas and competed in the masters division (for old guys). This year they were light on entries, so I ended up competing with two guys in their thirties, both about nine pounds heavier, 2% body fat sort of guys.

One was a grappler who had decided to go to Judo. Darn, he was strong, but I beat him on the mat with a pin. The other was a brown belt I've seen (but never worked out with). I lost to him by being pinned.

I also lost in the adult novice to a guy from our club. We were in the "light" division (heavy was 220+ pounds, medum was the 200 pound guys and the rest of us were light). He beat me cleanly.

I lost two pounds in the six minutes I was on the mats.

went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the
Russians, too?

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this hyeah


From the song, Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

(I'm a lawyer after all, but I could use guns and money. The name of the song is better than the lyrics, what can I say ...)

After the tournament, Rachel and I drove to the airport and got there just in time to see Win and Heather. Their luggage got in about five minutes later and I loaded them up and we all went home. I'm so happy to be with them and they were glad to be back from New York. Funny, Win had walked 8-9 miles a day (or more) while in New York and as soon as it cooled off she wanted me to take her for a walk so she could just enjoy the walking without having to fight through crowds everywhere she went.


Dave said...

Impressive. Time to change that misleading "ethesis" tagline to something a little more descriptive, like "body slam" or "piledriver."

Lisa M. said...

Goodness. I am totally at a loss for words.

I know nothing of Judo. But kuddos to you, for your adventures.

Ah, so glad they made it home safe.

I am sure it was a great walk.

I love twilight

Gef Resolution said...

A lawyer and Judo? Wahoooo! Good body and Soul condition. I dont know any thing about Judo, but I admire the spirit of those who participate in Judo. No doubt you had a nice summer time.

Emmy irobi
mediator from Poland

Anonymous said...

I am the Brown belt you fought in Hurst. You did great!Keep up your training and never doubt your abilities,attude is everything.
Someone told me you posted at the Judo Forum,I guess I made print lol