I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew again. I have a habit of saying I will do things without actually knowing if I am capable of doing them. I accepted the job of running the Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan website without knowing the first thing about how to do so. Luckily my daughter does, and she taught me the basics in record time. I also wasn’t sure if I could pull off creating the giant jiu-jitsu patch for the wall when I volunteered to do it, but between my husbands carpentry talents, and my own artistic skills, we managed to pull it off.
However, I think my current challenge is going to be a lot more difficult than either of those were. Ray Peterson-Sensei said he would give me a poster of the major throws of judo if I promised to memorize all of them. At first, I thought he just meant learn all of the names in Japanese, but then he said I also had to learn how to do them. I still agreed. Why? I don’t know, I guess I really wanted that poster! I think I just have a hard time turning down a challenge.
Bear in mind that I am not a judoka, and I didn’t think I really had any interest in becoming one. Although I suppose if I successfully complete this task, I will be. Looking at the chart, I believe I can name, and properly execute, about six of them so far. Fifty-four more to go. Wish me luck, I’m going to need it.