Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Thoughts 3/12/09

Tsunako Miyake was one of Kenji Tomiki's earliest students, and she was one of the founders of the Fugakukai, the organization under which I study Judo and Aikido. Last I heard she was an 8th degree black belt. This weekend during our lesson, Pat told me something she said that makes me laugh even now when I think about it...but may only be funny to me. I thought I'd make it this week's quote.

Ms. Miyake was demonstrating a kata with a student, and she (Miyake) screwed up a technique, or forgot which one she was doing, or something like that. She told the student:

"You so bad, you make 8th dan mess up!"

I just find that hilarious!

1 comment:

  1. Coincidentally, I just ran across this article by Dr. Ah Loi Lee, another significant female Tomiki Aikido luminary: