January 17, 2002

Matsumura, Yoichiro Silver_nugget
Judo

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This class is fun because you get to get out a little bit of aggression by learning how to flip someone twice your size. The pace is easy, the moves aren't too demanding, and though you'll probably never use them, they're still neat to know. You'll probably want to join this class with a friend because its less awkward flipping them and pinning them to the mat by their crotch--this class isn't the easiest way to make total strangers your friend. Also, you demonstrate your moves in front of the class and if you have someone you know, you're less like to screw up and make an ass of yourself. Matsumura is pretty easy going about absences so long as you don't whine too much and as long as you participate in the class itself when you are there. However, Matsumura rarely speaks, and when he does, it's in very broken english. Luckily, he has a judo-club teaching assistant who handles attendance and translates for Sensei so it's not too bad (and note for girls, if the assistant is Eric, I'm told that he's so cute that watching him do his moves is a treat in itself).