The Perfect Focus

Finding focus in a blurry world…

Ladies and gentleman I give you JUDO at the White House…

The President and First Lady watch a judo demonstration on the South Lawn, which was part of an event promoting Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.


Ryan Reser is the uke for a local student. Myles Porter (Paralympian!!!) was the other judoka in blue.¬†Myles is the third visually impaired athlete to be ranked nationally among his sighted peers. ūüôā

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  • Portraits in Black and White

    My students…








    Ok, so it’s not black and white, but… I could not resist the two hams…

    Nick and Jason

    All images shot with the Nikon D3 DSLR, and Nikon 70-200 2.8 AF-S VR lens. 1/640 @ f/2.8, ISO 3200. Image processing in Adobe Lightroom 2.3.

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  • Judo Promotional Testing! – Update

    I’m pleased to say ALL my¬†students¬†passed… Though we have a few guys that need some work, every one did very well…¬†Other¬†students who did not have enough “time in grade”, will be up for belts after the State Championships, in about 3 weeks.

    All adult members of the club passed as well! And I¬†survived¬†two sets of Nage no Kata as Uki… If your counting thats a total of 60 falls… (and 3¬†Advil)…

    Judo Promotional Testing!

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