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Post #1 Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:15 pm 
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Hi all

I'm Tristan from France. I'm a beginner, around 15 kyu on OGS.

Looking forward to talking and learning with you guys.

Cheers!


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Post #2 Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 1:06 am 
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Welcome and have fun! : )

You're a judoka?

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Post #3 Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:08 am 
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Post #4 Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 6:44 am 
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Thank you!

SoDesuNe wrote:
Welcome and have fun! : )

You're a judoka?


Yes! Among things in the japanese culture that I like are go, judo, sumo, and the food. Are you one as well?

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Post #5 Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:03 am 
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Nice! I did judo for a while as a child, yes, but I switched to other martial arts. I still benefit from practising the art of falling, though : )

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Post #6 Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:59 am 
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Ah! the art of falling. :D

If I may reminisce. :) Until the 7th grade I was the smallest guy in my class. Then a kid moved to town who was smaller than I and I was the second smallest kid in my class. I got picked on a lot. In 6th or 7th grade I discovered a book on jiujutsu in our local library, a translation of a Japanese book written in the early 20th century. I remember that the author recommended not taking more than 3 baths a day. ;) A friend and I practiced a bit.

One day at recess another kid grabbed my shirt and tried to shove me to the ground. He succeeded, but I executed an ankle throw. Fortunately, he only got the wind knocked out of him and held no grudge. :)

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In other news, when I was living in Honolulu, one of the go players lived in an apartment building which also housed a number of Samoans as well as a number of martial artists. He told me that if you got into a fight with one of the Samoans, they all ganged up on you. He also said that on Friday nights he could look out his window around 9 o'clock and see several Samoans flat on their backs in the parking lot. ;)

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Post #7 Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:05 am 
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SoDesuNe wrote:
Nice! I did judo for a while as a child, yes, but I switched to other martial arts. I still benefit from practising the art of falling, though : )


What else have you practiced?

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Ah! the art of falling. :D

If I may reminisce. :) Until the 7th grade I was the smallest guy in my class. Then a kid moved to town who was smaller than I and I was the second smallest kid in my class. I got picked on a lot. In 6th or 7th grade I discovered a book on jiujutsu in our local library, a translation of a Japanese book written in the early 20th century. I remember that the author recommended not taking more than 3 baths a day. ;) A friend and I practiced a bit.

One day at recess another kid grabbed my shirt and tried to shove me to the ground. He succeeded, but I executed an ankle throw. Fortunately, he only got the wind knocked out of him and held no grudge. :)

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In other news, when I was living in Honolulu, one of the go players lived in an apartment building which also housed a number of Samoans as well as a number of martial artists. He told me that if you got into a fight with one of the Samoans, they all ganged up on you. He also said that on Friday nights he could look out his window around 9 o'clock and see several Samoans flat on their backs in the parking lot. ;)


I've definitely put judo to good use more than once as well. Really a fan of the sport

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Post #8 Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:33 am 
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I did Shaolin Kempo for a couple of years and then moved to Tae-Kwon-Do - this is all years in the past, though : D

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