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    JudoStu

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    Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:00 pm

    I was informed last week that Brian Jacks 8th Dan, Former Olympic and World Bronze Medallist, multiple European and British Champion, ex-coach to Neil Adams and of course Former British, European and World Superstars champion (remember those dips) is coaching at Yoshin Ryu (one of my clubs) tonight. Unfortunately with my wife about to give birth at any moment and the club being an hour’s drive away I cannot attend.



    Growing up in the late seventies and early eighties where the TV program “Superstars” was one of the biggest shows on TV you couldn’t fail to be impressed with Brian Jacks exploits and he was somewhat of a sporting idol of mine. I was very lucky to have shared the mat with him last year when he visited Yoshin Ryu Judo Club for a session but never got the opportunity to have my photo taken with him. Although the impending birth of my son or daughter of course is more important, I just wanted to let off some steam that I have missed out on this opportunity.

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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by finarashi on Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:07 pm

    I try to be one of those Judoka who can tell others that he has shared the mat with other famous Judoka as opposed to those Judoka who can tell others that he has shared a phot opportunity with some famous Judoka.


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:12 pm

    finarashi wrote:I try to be one of those Judoka who can tell others that he has shared the mat with other famous Judoka as opposed to those Judoka who can tell others that he has shared a phot opportunity with some famous Judoka.
    Well missing out on the chance to share the mat with him again is what i'm blowing off steam about but there's nothing wrong with wanting a little keepsake for my blog.

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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by rjohnston411 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:16 am

    I know he's a hero of yours, so it sucks you can't go. Hopefully another time.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by genetic judoka on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:21 am

    dude, forget that. you're about to have a kid! congratulations! also, your wife is due for a kid any day now, and you don't yet know if it's a boy or a girl?

    I'll be checking the mail for the cigar I expect you to send me. and it better be a good one!


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:41 am

    genetic judoka wrote:dude, forget that. you're about to have a kid! congratulations! also, your wife is due for a kid any day now, and you don't yet know if it's a boy or a girl?

    I'll be checking the mail for the cigar I expect you to send me. and it better be a good one!
    We like suprises in our family:D
    All being well i'll happily send you a cigar but it'll have to be an e-cigar:)


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by still learning on Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:07 am

    Disgraceful, not only has your unborn child interrupted your judo, but you didn't invite anyone on the forum to the club.

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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by tafftaz on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:58 am

    My dad always tells me the story of how my mum going into labour cost him a shot at the GB squad nearly 49 yrs ago.Very Happy
    He still never lets me forget it.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:35 am

    tafftaz wrote:My dad always tells me the story of how my mum going into labour cost him a shot at the GB squad nearly 49 yrs ago.Very Happy
    He still never lets me forget it.
    A Mate of mine was born in 1966, the day England won the World Cup. His Dad had tickets to the final but obviously couldnt go and has never let his son forget that.


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    What JudoStu missed out on....

    Post by judophotos on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:27 am

    JudoStu

    I hope this helps:


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by tafftaz on Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:09 am

    My dad spent some time training with Jacks back in the day, when Jacks used to come down to Swansea.
    To this day he still reckons he was the best judoka he ever was on the mat with.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:31 pm

    judophotos wrote:JudoStu

    I hope this helps:

    can't view this photo at work, what is it?


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by samsmith2424 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:37 am

    It is a picture of Errol Field and Brian Jacks.

    I have a picture of the two of them with me when I was about 15 and Errol was about 31 or 32.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:31 am

    I can view it now from home. When was this taken?


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by judophotos on Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:40 am

    Monday at the club.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:08 pm

    are you in the photo? I must have trained with you before right?


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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by judophotos on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:21 pm

    No, I took the picture. As always I'm never in them.
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by ItchyKomi on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:33 am

    I couldn't go either mate. I was working lates..

    Same as last time!

    Hope your wife is well!
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    Re: Letting off some steam

    Post by JudoStu on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:25 pm

    ItchyKomi wrote:I couldn't go either mate. I was working lates..

    Same as last time!

    Hope your wife is well!

    Well still no baby, nearly a week overdue now.
    Other than that all is ok
    cheers


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