Monday, October 13, 2008

Beau M.

Over the weekend Beau got hit by a car. I spoke with him a little while ago, and he was crossing the street with a friend when he suddenly wakes up in the hospital with a broken shin bone (that now has a titanium rod in it) and a cracked cheekbone. Turns out the driver who hit Beau is under age and driving someone else's car too boot.

Anyway, Beau is recovering, and he's in room 513 over at Parkland. The visiting hours for that section are from 8am to 8pm, and Beau is amiable to having visitors.

First Chad gets into an accident with his motorcycle, now Beau gets hit with a car. If one more thing happens to another student of The Hut Tx it can only mean Ninja's are out to get us. ;D

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dojo T-shirts

The Dojo T-shirts for The Hut Tx have been ordered and will be arriving Friday of next week, the 17th.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ukemi at 45 mph

Yesterday Chad was riding his motorcycle with a "passenger" on the back, when a car cuts him off and he's forced to hit a curb doing about 45 to 50 mph. After hitting the curb the motorbike is doing an unsteady wobble that Chad could have corrected, but having a passenger on the back makes righting the motorcycle impossible. The bike and it's passengers get thrown.

Chad does a left sided forward ukemi, and coming out of the roll his right palm touches the ground and becomes one of three items on his body with road rash. By coming up on his feet he sees his passenger about to slide past him, but he quickly grabs her and keeps her out of the way of traffic. His Harley though is another story. It gets run over by two drivers that never stop, but the third car ran over the front wheel and pulled over to offer assistance.

In the end, Chad has road rash on his right palm, left knee and right buttock. His passenger has bruised up hands, and rashes on both palms, but neither suffered any broken bones. This is one of those times where applying art to your life can actually save your neck.

See ya in class Chad. :D

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