Back into weight training

For the first time in a month or so, I jumped back into the shed to go a weights session – it’s good to be back into it, too! I actually meant to do a set last night after work, but spent my time tidying up the shed, re-bolting the boxing station into the floor, setting up other things and re-organising my weights’ storage.

Anywho, I didn’t do too badly tonight considering it’s been a while – managed to just squeeze out 53kg on the bench, which is about on-par to what I was able to do before, and got to about ~80% of what I could lift on my other exercises when I was training more regularly. Overall I’m surprised at the results, but hope I don’t feel it too bad tomorrow since I’ll be back in the dojo after a three-week break πŸ™‚

I’m crossing my fingers now that I’ve broken the cycle that I’ll be able to start doing this regularly again. Stay tuned!


Mr Miyagi has a first name (thanks Wikipedia!)

So, erm, Mr Miyagi has a first name and stuff – Kesuke apparently. I mean, it was probably said in there somewhere, I just never knew. As far as I know, it’s Mr Miyagi, thank you very much.

What’s more silly/amusing is that there is a Wikipedia page on the character of Mr Miyagi… seriously, click here.

It even has all the usual Wikipedia tomfoolery with citations needed and stuff.

I know this is probably a rather pointless post, but… doesn’t it strike anyone else as odd????


Mr Miyagi attacks using the power of awesomeness

A YouTube trio today of Mr Miyagi attacking using the power of awesomeness:

The Halloween fight from the first movie πŸ˜€

lol, I love the internet and its alternate take on things πŸ˜€

I don’t like The Karate Kid Part III much, but this is still awesome πŸ˜€


This week is now (un)officially the Noriyuki “Pat” Morita/Mr Miyagi appreciation week

This week on Gisoku Budo, inspired by the previous couple of posts, I will be focusing on nothing else but the awesomeness of Noriyuki “Pat” Morita and Mr Miyagi.

I was actually intending on writing this post yesterday, so luckily enough there will be two posts on his awesomeness made today to make up for that πŸ™‚

For this one, I’d like to chuck across a link to a reproduction of an article written by Charles C. Goodin titled “Noriyuki Pat Morita: In the Footsteps of a Sensei” (source: issue #6, Spring 1996 of Furyu: The Budo Journal). The transcript has appeared on The Karate Kid Movie WebSite, and you can find it under “Cast” in the Karate Kid I Menu on the left-hand side – because he’s using frames and some java, I can’t link to the page directly. Head down about a third of the page and there’s a big block of orange text – it’s all in there, and there are some amazing insights into the movie, Morita and the character of Mr Miyagi as well.


Happy Days’ Arnold teaches Richie judo

So Wifey and I are currently watching season 3 of Happy Days as she’s keen to get me to appreciate the series since she’s a fan. Being the very clever girl she is, she’s picked the series that introduces Arnold, aka Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, aka Mr Miyagi.

To say I had a crazy head spin and my brain had trouble dealing with the extreme awesomeness of the prospect of Mr Miyagi being a regular character on classic sitcom would be an understatement.

Or in short – Wifey is a very, very clever person πŸ˜€

Anywho, we were watching a random episode the other night, and Richie the crazy ‘ranga attends a martial arts class at Arnold’s (apparently it was ju jutsu, then became judo part way through the episode – go fig πŸ˜‰ ) to learn martial arts, and bam, Noriyuki comes out and throws Richie over his shoulder. It was awesome. Never thought I’d see Mr Miyagi on Happy Days teaching some teens martial arts in a sitcom set in the 50s.

Thanks Wifey πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


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October 2009