At my karate club people call me Sensei, and my friends just call me Richard.

2010/09/12

I know him too! 僕も彼を知ってるよ!



TV interview with Rich Heselton, plus kumite highlights.

Over summer night I had a wonderful talk with a chairman of a Tokyo Karate Federation, F Sensei, and long-term Tokyo resident and Takushokudai university OB, Rich Heselton, who also runs the ISKC Taishijuku dojo in Meguro Tokyo.

ある夏の夜、東京空手道連盟会長のF先生と拓殖大学OBで目黒のISKC大志塾を営むリチャード・ヘセルトンさんと楽しい話で盛り上がりました。

ISKC 大志塾

One part of the conversation I thought was fun to listen to as an observer was how F Sensei and Rich know so many of the same people in the huge JKA Shotokan Karate association just in Tokyo. It went something like;

話を聞いていて面白いなーと思ったのは。
二人ともJKA協会に共通の知り合いがとても多いということです。しかも東京だけで。

'Do you know so and so?'
'Yes, he is my senpai's kohai.'
'Oh really, well he's my university classmate'.
'You don't say. Then you must also know so and so'.
'Sure, he's younger than me, but my senpai in rank, and he always trains with so and so'.
'Now that's interesting because he comes to my dojo every Monday with what's his name'.
'Now he's a talented guy, he fought that other so and so at the last tournament...'

だれだれ知ってます?
はい、ぼくの先輩の後輩です。
あ、本当ですか?彼は僕の同級生ですよ。
えー?まさか!じゃぁ、だれだれも知ってるんじゃないですか?
もちろん、彼は僕より若いけど、僕の先輩です。いつもだれだれと稽古してますよ。
お面白いですね、だってその彼は毎週月曜日に僕の道場に来るんですよ、だれだれと一緒にね。
あ、彼は強いでしょう、この前の大会でだれだれと試合をして。。。

... and so on and so on as it went on for 30 minutes. I really should have videotaped it!

このだれだれ話は30分は続きましたね!ビデオに撮っておけば良かった!

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