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Nage-No-Kata: Te Waza

The last step between you and your Judo Black Belt: The Nage-No-Kata

The Nage-No-Kata (forms of throw) consist in Three representative techniques that are chosen from each of five Nagewazas. 

This is the first group, the Te Waza (hand techniques).

Learning this stuff right now.  It is great for honing those techniques.

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Just had to share a photo of this awesome kid playing at the gym. Sorry about the blurriness - it was an action shot. #kids #martial #arts

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Some say that the best way to overcome a phobia is to face the fear head-on. They also say this should be done gradually, so this swaying glass-bottomed bridge might be best left for the advanced stages of conquering acrophobia. The photos alone are enough to make our palms sweaty.

The hair-raising suspension bridge is located 180 meters (590 feet) above a valley floor in Pingjiang County, in the Hunan province of southern China. Suspended between two rocky peaks, the bridge measures 300 meters (984 feet) long and, yes, it really does tend to sway in the breeze.

But don’t worry about freaking out before you even get halfway across. Specially trained staff are on hand to assist visitors in need of emotional support and encouragement in order to complete the thrilling/terrifying journey across the glass bridge.

Yun Ku, a 23-year-old who did the walk, said: “I was fine at first but by the time I was a third of the way across I just went weak at the knees. I had to go back when it started to move and needed a lot of coaxing from my boyfriend. I thought I was going just melt on the spot. My legs wouldn’t work.”

[via The Telegraph and]

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The high end bank office next door. #uptown #dallas

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Great views of uptown Dallas at work tonight! #uptown #dallas #skyline

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Drink of the Week: Texas Love Juice

Hello everyone.  Today I want to introduce and drink I invented several years back and haven’t made in ages because it takes a bit more work.  It is basically a martini with egg whites and hot sauce.

This is the detailed recipe:

  • 2 oz dry gin
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 2 oz sweet and sour mix (preferably freshly made)
  • 1 egg white
  • 10 dashes hot sauce

There are several reasons I like this drink.  One is that it is a balance spicy cocktail - you won’t feel like you burned your mouth off when drinking this.  It is also a great introduction into egg whites and the flavors it adds to a cocktail since it is a main ingredient.  The main reason I like it is that it is a good flavored cocktail that uses classic ingredients and style.  Overall, I give this a 5/5 - I recommend that everyone try it.