Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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Judo Halloween Party

Every year, my sensei holds a halloween party at the school gym that serves as our dojo. It's great fun, and it's where she awards the trophies for "Most Improved Student" and the like.

It starts with the games. First, a standard relay race- okay, nothing major. It's followed by the Chopstick Relay: go over to a pair of buckets, and use a pair of chopsticks to move as many marbles as you can move in ten seconds (time for running included) from the full bucket to the empty bucket. The winning team is usually the one with the Japanese guy on it, for obvious reasons.

Followed by the standard inchworm relay- do two "inchworms" (yes, that belly-bomber) and run the rest of the way.

Followed by the fun one: the Butt Board Relay.

Two people run at once, sandwiching two foam blocks between their butts and running sidways to the end, without touching each other or the blocks with their hands. Followed by the "put your heads together" variant.

What fun. Followed by the standard Balloon Pop relay: grab a balloon from the bin, run to the end, and sit on it. *POP*. Run back.

Nice in theory, but we used the small balloons; the underinflated small balloons. The most resiliant one took three minutes to pop, even with Keith picking up and dropping the weighty Thomas on top of the balloon.

This was far funnier to watch than it may sound at first reading. Imagine a strong tall guy picking up and dropping a fat black kid on top of an orange balloon, both in full judo uniform, and you start to realize how utterly ridiculous it all looked.

We lost that one (I was on that team) but we were laughing too hard to care.

At the awards ceremony, I got an Honor Roll Award and the 2nd Place Super Student award, for showing Sensei my homework. Pretty cool, actually...
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