Thursday, February 14, 2013


We hear a lot of funny things on the mat. Last night I heard a good one I thought I'd share....

I was rolling with a fairly new white belt. I think it was one of his first few rolls. After a few minutes he started looking exasperated and he exclaimed "she keeps stealing my limbs!".

I think that's pretty good. Hey you, thief! Gimme back my arms and legs!  :-)

Saturday, February 2, 2013


Up to date, our school had stripes only for white belts. But following some recent rule changes, there will now be stripes for the coloured belts also.

Sooooo..... yesterday evening, we had a grading. Two guys got their fourth stripes on their white belt. And to bring us in in line with the new system there were multiple white stripes for some of us. Four on Ben's purple belt, two on Mark's blue belt and four on my own blue belt.

Feels funny. I was so used to the idea of no stripes, that it seems odd now :-)