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    Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Lurker on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:17 pm

    Congratulations!cheers 
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by afulldeck on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:15 pm

    Yes congratulations...


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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:44 pm

    That is excellent news ! Congrats to him !!


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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Steve Leadbeater on Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:24 pm

    Congratulations Riehle Sensei thumbs 

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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Guest on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:31 pm

    Congratulations Richard! I'm not sure if he's on this forum but in case he isn't please pass along my regards.
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Cichorei Kano on Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:59 am

    Dave R. wrote:I'm not sure if he's on this forum
    Maybe's he is just hanging out having fun ...



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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by JudoSensei on Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:04 am

    Congratulations Richard. Godan is not that far away now...
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by BillC on Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:03 am

    JudoSensei wrote:Congratulations Richard. Godan is not that far away now...
    Yeah ... at your guys age get away from that #4 as quickly as possible!

    Congrats Mr. Riehle.


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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by NYCNewbie on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:12 am

    Congratulations! What a wonderful, deserved honor!
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Wisconsinite on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:31 am

    cheers Very Happy goodjob 


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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Stacey on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:33 am

    you can check out the action shots here:


    Many congrats, Richard Riehle! Well deserved!

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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Richard Riehle on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:43 pm

    Many thanks to all my Judo friends, those who I get to train with in person, as well as those from whom I have learned so much over the many decades I have enjoyed Judo.

    It is strange, I suppose that someone as old as I would still be on the mat leaning, practicing, sometimes competing (but not since 2009), and taking falls.  In a little over two years, I will turn 80.  My hope is to be able to continue an active life in Judo well into my eighties.

    There is an old saying that, "It is not about the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.".   I like to think it is not about the age of the participant in the training but the age of the experience of training in the participant.  

    Judo, for me, has never been about acquiring rank, but Gary and others have encouraged me to accept another promotion for the benefit of my students and the the alleged credibility it gives me as a teacher.    I owe so much to the great teachers in my own past, many of whom have long since gone to the great dojo somewhere in the hereafter.   Fortunately, some of them are still alive and training, even some of them in Japan.   Of special importance is my early teacher and Sensei, Jim Troutman, with whom I remain in touch as former student, and as my cherished friend.  Jim, fresh out of the USMC and a student at Albright College not far from where I lived as a teen, took the trouble to teach me, not only the techniques of Judo, but also the deeper principles that have guided me for over sixty years in my own Judo practice.  

    Thank you all, dear friends.   For those who have shared the tatami with me, I give special gratitude.   For those I have yet to meet in person, I still hope to have that privilege someday. To all of you, we are colleagues with a special set of shared experiences, and I hope your experience of Judo during your lifetime will be as rewarding as mine has been.
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Wisconsinite on Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:39 am

    Riehle Sensei, you are an inspiration and a living example that Judo can be practiced by anyone of any age. My Kata partner is 77 years young, very arthritic, but his enthusiasm and love of Judo makes me glad to be able to help him still be on the mat. Congratulations on a well deserved promotion.


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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Nagaoka on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:45 am

    Congratulations
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by Tai-Jutsu on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:19 am

    Congrats and much respect and good wishes to you, Riehle Sensei!
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    Re: Richard Riehle Promoted to Yondan

    Post by DrJudo on Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:34 am

    Riehle sensei: a great role model and inspiration! Would we ever see him again in competition? who knows? maybe he could surprise us.

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