Exceptional Student Nov 2020

Julian J.

Big congratulations are in order for Julian, the Hikari Ryuza Center’s newest “Student of the Quarter!”

Julian has earned this recognition because he’s the hardest working Tiny Dragon and he’s at the Dojo all the time. At 3 years old he’ll amaze you with his powers of concentration and he knows his lineage like the back of his hand! Ask him! Julian is tender and tough, polite, and has smile that will melt your heart (though I couldn’t get him to budge for his picture… darn!) He’s quite a Jutsuka! We interviewed him so everyone could get to know him a little better. So, without further ado, we present: Julian!

Exceptional Student: Julian

Interview with Julian

by Sr Professor Shizumi Crimi


Interview with Julian ~ Student of the Quarter, November 2020 – January, 2021

P: How old are you?
J: (Holds up his last 3 fingers and says “that many.”)

P: What grade are you in?
J: I’m in far away house.
P: Is that your preschool?
J: No, I’m at home. I already went to school.

P: When did you start training in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
J: Umm, I’ve been doing rolls and falls and training harder to get better in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu.

P: What is your favorite part of class?
J: Umm, doing Alligator Crawls.

P: What is your favorite roll?
J: Umm, side… side roll.

P: How about your favorite fall?
J: Umm, doing this fall… (shows me a triangle with his hands in front of his chest) the front falls and the back falls.

P: And what is your favorite technique?
J: Umm, doing this one… (shows me his bent elbow – indicating Kata Te Hazushi Ichi.)
P: Do you remember what it’s called?
J: Umm, I don’t know.
P: It starts with ‘Kata’…
J: Hazushi Ichi!
P: Alright! You do remember!

P: Do you have a favorite color?
J: Umm, blue. My jacket is the same color blue.

P: What about a number?
J: Umm, Kata Eri Hazushi Ichi.
P: What about a number like 1,2,3,22…?
J: 22.
P: And why is that your favorite number?
J: Cause I like that favorite number.

P: Can you tell us something about yourself that maybe not everyone would know?
J: So, umm, David hasn’t talked to me yet, cause I like him and other people.
P: What would you want to tell David and others about you?
J: To do rolls and falls.
P: What’s something that makes you special?
J: Umm, mommy.

P: What are your reasons for studying Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu?
J: Cause I like doing rolls and falls.

P: What are some of the important things you are learning in your Bujutsu?
J: Umm, to train harder in Hikari Ryuza Bujutsu.
P: What do you think Bujutsu is?
J: I don’t know.
P: Do you think it’s teaching you how to protect yourself?
J: Mmmhmm.

P: Why do you think you were chosen as the Student of the Quarter?
J: Umm, cause, umm… cause… I don’t know.
P: Well, do you think it’s because you’re a really bad boy or a good boy?
J: Good boy!
P: What makes you good?
J: Santa Claus.

P: What are 3 goals that you currently have?
J: Go to school. I want to get a bear toy. Ride a bike.
P: Do you know how to ride right now?
J: Yeah, I know how to. I can go anywhere with my bike.
P: How many wheels does it have?
J: So – one wheel on the front and one wheel on the back.

P: If you wanted to invite a friend to Bujutsu, what would you say?
J: Thank you for coming here.

P: How far do you want to go in your Bujutsu?
J: Really far.
P: If you’re going really far, what rank would you be?
J: Really far.
P: Do you know what rank I am?
J: I don’t know.
P: What kind of belt do I wear?
J: I don’t know.
P: Is it a Black Belt or a white belt?
J: Black Belt.
P: Do you think it’s a special thing to be a Black Belt?
J: Yeah.
P: Do you want to be a Black Belt someday?
J: Mmmhmm.

P: Is there anything else you would like to add before we conclude this interview?
J: No.

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