Judo: shiai and book

I went into the city this past weekend to referee at the University of Manitoba’s annual shiai 1. Considering I hadn’t refereed since the beginning of April, I feel I did fairly well. I got a compliment on the way out for catching a couple of “false attack” penalties — apparently they get missed fairly frequently — so I felt pretty good about that.

Next day, on the way out of town, I stopped in at McNally Robinson, one of my favourite bookstores, and ended up finding The Way of Judo on the shelf. It’s a biography of Jigoro Kano, aka Kano-sensei, the founder of Judo. I waffled for a moment, but only for a moment; then I picked it up. I haven’t started it yet, but I’m looking forward to it, for sure.

  1. Tournament or contest, in Japanese. (Judo terminology is generally given in Japanese.)