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    Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by judoratt on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:47 am

    I heard a rumor today that Saitoshi Ishii is fighting the open division at sr nationals again. It was at the Cavalier hotel but not a USAJ offical. Again just rumor and nothing official yet. As soon as I hear anything else I will post.
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    Post by judoratt on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:14 am

    judoratt wrote:I heard a rumor today that Saitoshi Ishii is fighting the open division at sr nationals again. It was at the Cavalier hotel but not a USAJ offical. Again just rumor and nothing official yet. As soon as I hear anything else I will post.

    USA Judo confirms Saitoshi Ishii will be fighting this weekend at Sr Nationals.

    https://webpoint.usjudo.org/wp15/Email/ViewEmail.asp?ID=03846029&cx=drqpp&pz=drty_wfty_wx__&aq=tyv

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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by JakubMB on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:34 pm

    Cool. I'm curious how he will fare. Always liked him and was quite saddened byt the fact he switched to MMA after the Beijing Olympics.
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    Post by judoratt on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:50 am

    JakubMB wrote:Cool. I'm curious how he will fare. Always liked him and was quite saddened byt the fact he switched to MMA after the Beijing Olympics.
    Two years ago when he fought he was on a whole other level than his competition. Like a hot knife through butter. I believe gj has video on YouTube
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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by genetic judoka on Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:33 am

    judoratt wrote:
    JakubMB wrote:Cool. I'm curious how he will fare. Always liked him and was quite saddened byt the fact he switched to MMA after the Beijing Olympics.
    Two years ago when he fought he was on a whole other level than his competition. Like a hot knife through butter. I believe gj has video on YouTube
    indeed I do, well, I have 2 of his 3 matches.



    they account for a good 2/3rds of my total views.


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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by judoratt on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:24 am

    genetic judoka wrote:
    judoratt wrote:
    JakubMB wrote:Cool. I'm curious how he will fare. Always liked him and was quite saddened byt the fact he switched to MMA after the Beijing Olympics.
    Two years ago when he fought he was on a whole other level than his competition. Like a hot knife through butter. I believe gj has video on YouTube
    indeed I do, well, I have 2 of his 3 matches.



    they account for a good 2/3rds of my total views.

    That is what a hot knife through butter looks like. BTW

    Btw great shot of judoratt in the second video center screen white gi sitting down. Very Happy
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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by judoratt on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:16 pm

    Went to 711 yesterday just hapened to run in to Mr. Ishii and spoke with him he was a little shy. One question I asked was if he planed to do more judo after this tournamen, his answer was he didn't expect to.
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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by Javalina on Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:44 am

    judoratt wrote:Went to 711 yesterday just hapened to run in to Mr. Ishii and spoke with him he was a little shy. One question I asked was if he planed to do more judo after this tournamen, his answer was he didn't expect to.

    It'd be a shame if he were to retire from Judo after the tournament. I am wondering if he's a US citizen now, since a couple of years back he wanted to represent the US at the next Olympics.
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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by judoratt on Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:00 am

    Javalina wrote:
    judoratt wrote:Went to 711 yesterday just hapened to run in to Mr. Ishii and spoke with him he was a little shy. One question I asked was if he planed to do more judo after this tournamen, his answer was he didn't expect to.

    It'd be a shame if he were to retire from Judo after the tournament. I am wondering if he's a US citizen now, since a couple of years back he wanted to represent the US at the next Olympics.

    I think he is done but did look ok today. I also got to talk to him after the match he wasn't happy.
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    Re: Saitoshi Ishii fighting open division?

    Post by BillC on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 pm

    judoratt wrote:I think he is done but did look ok today. I also got to talk to him after the match he wasn't happy.

    Understatement ... but he gave his blue top to one of Takahashi's younger players ... who was also in the same group. Nice gesture I thought.

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