Exceptional Student Jul 2016

Jon W.

Has been chosen as Hikari Ryuza Center’s “Student of the Quarter”
He is a bright, articulate, polite young man and his recognition was based off of his focus, dedication, and most of all humility in class. We are proud of what a role model he has become for his classmates. We interviewed him so everyone could get to know him a little better. Without further ado, we present: Jon!

Jon W.

Interview with Jon

by Professor Shizumi

P: How old are you?
J: 14.

P: What grade are you in?
J: 9th.

P: Do you have a favorite color?
J: No. I like all colors.

P: What about a number?
J: Not really.

P: When did you start training in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
J: Hmm, how many months ago was that. 3 months I think; it was March or February.

P: What is your favorite roll?
J: Tobi Mae Chugaeri. That one is pretty fun.

P: How about your favorite fall?
J: Rear Bridge Fall; Ushiro Hashi Sutemi.

P: And what is your favorite technique?
J: I think that’s undetermined since I haven’t completed all the techniques. I guess so far though is Makikomi.

P: What are your reasons for studying Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
J: For fun, and for interesting Martial Arts.

P: What are some of the important things you are learning?
J: Techniques. Japanese culture. To help discipline myself.

P: Why do you think you were chosen as the student of the quarter?
J: Because I work hard and I try to help and be nice to everyone and respect them.

P: If you wanted to invite a friend to Bujutsu, what would you say or do?
J: I would say how nice the people are here. How fun the techniques are and that you can really learn a lot.

P: What is your favorite part of class?
J: All of it.

P: Can you tell us something about yourself that maybe not everyone would know?
J: I am interested in history.

P: What is it that interests you about history?
J: Seeing how culture has evolved and how people have learned and evolved throughout history

P: What are 3 goals that you currently have?
J: Getting into a good college. Having a nice stable job and upping my endurance for calisthenics.

P: How far do you want to go in your Bujutsu?
J: I don’t know. It really depends on how long we live here, which we probably will be here a long time.

P: So, what if there was not any concern about moving?
J: I don’t see that there would be any reason to stop.

P: Where would you see yourself rank wise?
J: A black belt of some level.

P: So do you want to be a Black Belt?
J: Yes.

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