Windsong Winter Intensive
- OKC - December 28-30
New Parker Ninja due January 2014!!! It's a Pink Ranger!
Judo/aikido at Trinidad Colorado
- February 21 weekend (probably)
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Judo with Justin, Jesse, Andy, and John
groundwork mobility cycle, crawfishing, short sit-in, meatgrinder entry, scraping a guy off your back
ukigoshi - three variations - pulling uke in, stepping through, and turning back in.
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