Exceptional Student Jul 2017
Big congratulations are in order for Clyde, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!” Clyde has earned this recognition through consistent displays of generosity and kindness to other classmates. He LOVES hugs! And so do we. He meets his training with tenacity and always keeps a smile on his face. He just celebrated his 7th birthday and graduated into our Ryuza Wakai program. This is not a seamless transition for all Chiisai, but Clyde has embraced it with maturity and exuberance. We interviewed him so everyone could get to know him a little better. Without further ado, we present: Clyde!
Interview with Clyde
by Professor Shizumi
P: How old are you?
C: 7. I just had my birthday July 8th. I like to hug. I’m the hugging 7 year old!
P: What grade are you in?
C: Second. I’m going to be because I just now passed first grade
P: When did you start training in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
C: I forgot. 5 months?
P: What is your favorite roll?
C: The Principle Somersault.
P: How about your favorite fall?
C: Front Fall.
P: And what is your favorite technique?
C: Ryo-Te Hazushi because I like it when I look like a scarecrow. I bet if I did it outside it would scare away the birds, especially on a farm.
P: Do you have a favorite color?
C: Blue. Blue has been my favorite color forever. I’ve never changed it.
P: What about a number?
C: I’d say 100. My favorite number is 100. I hope I grow to be 100. Some people do.
P: Can you tell us something about yourself that maybe not everyone would know?
C: That I like the outdoors and playing with little legos. I have thousands of them. For real life, I do. I like playing games where I die. I truly do. Games where I drink poison and die. I like scary zombies and other scary things. I also like games with vampires.
P: What are your reasons for studying Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
C: Because my brothers do it and also I thought I’d try it. And also cause I have lot’s of fun.
P: What are 3 goals that you currently have?
C: To be an inventor. To learn a lot. To read a lot. I’d like to read a book that has a 100 pages. By the time I’m a grown up, I’ll be getting paid to be an inventor, then I’ll be rich, rich, rich. I’ll have so much money I’ll have to have a pot of gold like the leprechaun.
P: What are some of the important things you are learning in your Bujutsu?
C: How to be a great Martial Artist. They learn a lot about being kind, generous, thoughtful, and a very wonderful person.
P: Why do you think you were chosen as the Student of the Quarter?
C: Because I’m very kind.
P: If you wanted to invite a friend to Bujutsu, what would you say?
C: Would you please join Bujutsu with me and would you like to try it out.
P: What is your favorite part of class?
C: When we do games.
P: How far do you want to go in your Bujutsu?
C: I don’t know yet. I’m still deciding about that. I’m still thinking about that.
P: What rank can you imagine yourself as?
C: As a 10th Degree Black Belt. I know I could do it if I tried.
P: Is there anything else you would like to add before we conclude this interview?