An important aspect of Judo that we have come to appreciate is that it really is the golden combination of mind, body and spirit, all of which are critically essential in optimizing one’s training. It was with that in mind that we ate our hearts out, piling on not just protein-rich beef and tofu, but also vitamin and fiber-rich leafy greens into our bowls (as a form of tribute to 丹羽先輩, Kagome’s delectable selection of healthy fruit and vegetable drinks featured prominently at our dining table as well).
It is also noteworthy that team spirit got a welcome boost from the intermittent chat and humor which added up to a most jovial and relaxing atmosphere. Sophomores and freshmen alike exchanged tips and tricks about not just school life, but also other worthy pursuits outside of our lecture notes and books. Having rested well today and polished our most important tool – our bodies – we’ll be sure to put all that accumulated energy to good use in the week ahead!