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#1 User is offline   billc 

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:00 AM

When is it too late to start judo?

Last night at dinner Miss Yoko Tanabe was asked when she started judo. She noted that she started judo at age 18 after training as a shot-putter in high school. That means barely six years between starting judo and her first Olympic silver medal.

This is an interesting contrast to the lower and lower ages of serious international competition being promoted.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:10 AM

View Postbillc, on 24 February 2012 - 06:00 PM, said:

When is it too late to start judo?

Last night at dinner Miss Yoko Tanabe was asked when she started judo. She noted that she started judo at age 18 after training as a shot-putter in high school. That means barely six years between starting judo and her first Olympic silver medal.

This is an interesting contrast to the lower and lower ages of serious international competition being promoted.

There is a substantial skill set over lap between Judo and Shot-put.


(And no, this is NOT a joking comment.)

This post has been edited by danguy: 26 February 2012 - 02:39 AM

If I am doing "win," sloppy and sissy is fine; if I am doing Judo, beautiful is my rule and goal. Judo is far more important and rewarding than "win."

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Actually only 4 years from starting to her first Olympics where she took bronze. She took silver in her next two Olympics. Quite an accomplishment. Of course Japan has the infrastructure to be able to attain this and obviously she is a gifted athlete.

As a sidenote Billc, what was I supposed to focus on the ramen video?

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

View Postptnippon, on 25 February 2012 - 09:04 AM, said:

As a sidenote Billc, what was I supposed to focus on the ramen video?


Hey man, whatever does it for you. If you look at how timidly those noodles were consumed, one might make assumptions about other similar skills.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:32 AM

View Postbillc, on 25 February 2012 - 06:50 PM, said:

Hey man, whatever does it for you. If you look at how timidly those noodles were consumed, one might make assumptions about other similar skills.

totally off topic, but billc, love your new avatar. Never going to be able to think of you without thinking of Captain Underpants. Priceless!
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