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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: May 2006

Monday, May 29, 2006

Club Deep Hiroshima!

Just got back last night from Hiroshima, it was a really good event. I was set up to do a exhibition match with Akiyama Kancho, from the Vale Tudo Karate style. We started of standing up and then he kicked me and I countered with some punches, feeling was good. After going to the ground we wrestled a bit and then he did a triangle bar on me. Then we got up and boxed around a bit, I took him down and mounted him, then I got to take the armbar on him. 1 point each, and then after that it was like real sparring, I axe kicked him and the crowd went wild. It was just really cool to be in front of the crowd again, I felt like I wanted to try the real MMA fight. Maybe there will be such an opportunity for that in the future.

Nicholas

さて、広島から帰ってきました、何と秋山館長と野エキシビションマッチを無事に終わりました。僕は本当に楽しかったです、やりながらタイミングを考えて後ろ回しけりやかかと落としでお客さんにアピールをしました。なかなかよかったと思います、横になってもそれなりに頑張りました、エキシビションだったので一本お互いに取り合いましょうと決めてきたので僕は三角締めでやられました、その後にアームバーを決めました。その話よりも自分がアップをしたときに地元の子供たちに囲まれていたので”お前らもやりたいのか?”って聞くと”オス”、”ヨーシ、分かった!”そして、そこで空手の練習を始めました、一緒にじゅうなんをしてから空手の中段つきを教えました。そごい、いい気合が入っててみんなに注目された。空手は本当にどこに言っても押忍と気合だけでこころがつながるなーとあらためて思いました、その後に試合をしたときに一緒に運動をした子供たちはすごいいきおいで応援してくれました。久しぶりに”ぺタ~ス!ガンバ~って!”を聞きました、本当によかっただなーと思いました。

ニコラス

Thursday, May 25, 2006

何ですか?この天気!What's up with the weather?

昨日は朝早く起きて川口のほうに用があって一人でバイクに乗って向かいました、いや~今日は天気がいいな~と思いながら、ノースリープで気持ちよく走っていました。それから会社のミーティングに参加をしまして、もう一度川口まで行きました。二回目行ったときは本当に暑くって日に焼けるぐらいでした、それから急に行き先の手前まで行ったら暗くなってしまった。。。まさか?雨?いや、それはないでしょう。無事には着いたけど、帰ろうとしたとき台風の目にあだってしまったため30KM以上スピードは出せなくって帰るのに一間かかりました。この2週間でそういう天気はもう三回目です、今日はいいでしょうと思っても安心できないです。。。

今日はバイクを洗ってWAXをかけたいです、そしてノースリープでゆっくりと走りたいです。。。

ニコラス

I am telling, the weather in Tokyo is crazy these days. Like yesterday I had to drive out to Kawaguchi, which is a good 25km run, so I got up early and took my bike out for a spin. It was a really nice day and I ended up taking my jacket off, and riding in my tank top. I thought it would be a good time to work a bit on my tan...Anyway, as it turned out I was way too early for my appointment, so I drove back to my office and had a meeting. After that I had to drive back to Kawaguchi, and it was getting really hot, my tan was coming along just fine when...No Way! Rain? I couldn't believe it, it was like some just pulled down a curtain and everything went dark! When it was time to go back home, the eye of the storm was right above me and I could see the lighting and hear the heavens roar with thunders, enough to make even the strong at heart want to seek cover. I could hardly see the road ahead of me, and so a 30min. drive ended up taking over an hour! At least I didn't crash or anything, but everything was soaked through to the bone. Well, looking outside today, we are off to a good start but you never know...Today I have got a bit of time,so I just want to take my bike for a nice spin.

Nicholas

Friday, May 19, 2006

MMA Rules, 総合格闘技ルール!

So I have been getting ready for this MMA rules exhibition fight next week, I have been doing quite a bit of MMA sparring. Luckily for me, I have been fortunate enough to train with a few of those kind of fighters over the last year or two. Lately I have been sparring with guy called Oyama, not the Oyama that I used to know, but the fighter in the Hero's that took out Peter Aerts with a heel hold on the new years eve show. He is not as big as me but he is really good on the ground, so we have been giving each other tips on how to do our different styles. I have been teaching him stand up and he has been helping me brush up on my ground tech. I am having some fun with it, and am looking forward to the match up next week. It should be a lot of fun. Today I was sparring with some Russian fighters that I have over here in Japan training with me, and I choked out one of them and then I did the triangle lock on the other little one. It was awesome, I mean these guys are pretty good at what they do but I managed to pull some of my moves of on them. I don't know where this kind of training is going to take me, but for the moment it is just fun to challenge the other guys in the gym.

Nicholas

来週の土曜日はMMAルールでエキシビションマッチをやることになったので、最近はそういうスパーをたくさんやったりしています。やはり、キックルールと全然違うけどなんとなくやられながら覚えていくんです。去年からいろんな総合の選手と 付き合いが出来てずーとそういうスパーはやっていたけど。人の前でそれを見せなきゃいけないとやっぱり違う、今回に向けて大山選手と高瀬選手や戦闘流選手と今うちに来ているロシアの選手と頑張っています。今日は何か知らないけど調子は本当によかったです、いきなり三角締めを決まりました、それに次のラウンドでチョークがきれいに決まった!あれって本当に気持ちいです、ま~今のところではただの遊びなんですけど。。。将来的に、どうなるのかな~?

ニコラス

Thursday, May 04, 2006

夏だ~!Summer is finally coming!

今一時間ぐらい使ってここでパソコンの前に座って日記を書きました、そしたらいきなり全部が消えたしまったよ。未だにパソコンのことはそんなに詳しくないですので、日本語で何とかメッセージが出てくると大体消します。消せば安心だと思います。。。ところがそれが今まで書いたものも一緒消されたので!悲しくなった。夏が来た~って言う話をたくさん書いてたのに、なんと今俺の回りにいる人たちはみんな頑張ってすごいいいエネルギーを感じているし、今回の冬はやっと終わって昨日ハーレーの駄目になっていたバッテリーを自分で交換して。代々木公園を三回ぐらい回って顔に風をあだえていたら冬の最後の糸をふっ飛ばしました。あ~今年は強いです、29日MARS韓国大会でWill Bambinaccio Rivaは3ラウンドK.O.勝ちしました。TEAM SPIRITはいまどこ行っても強いです、さー来いよ。今年は何でもチャレンジします、27日DEEP広島大会で総合ルールでエキシビションマッチをやります。外ではれるぐらい自分も晴れています!

ニコラス

What a day it was yesterday, got up early because I could feel the sun on my face. Met up with Koichi and Jessie(He just off the boat and new to Japan) in the park and went for a run. My feet hardly touching the ground, I was floating along the path and just generally enjoying the fresh air and the buzz of the people playing in the park. Golden Week has begun and everybody suddenly has time for all the things they normally don't do. The park was full of families playing around, and by the time Koichi and I were about to cross the second bridge we had lost Jessie. I am not quite sure where he took the wrong turn, but he never made it over the bridge. We went back searching for him in true trooper style, swept this end and that end of the park but to no avail. So we made our way back to base camp and awaited his return. When after a good 10 min. He didn't show up we went on another foray, trying to find the point of where he might have gone wrong we swept other parts of the park. But still nothing, I reckon that by the time we went back the second time Jessie was so far gone that even a Bloodhound would not have been able to pick out his trace from amongst the other lost souls in search of a small piece of heaven. Yoyogi Park is not that big, but it is big enough to get lost in. After our second tour around we lay down and basked in golden rays of the sun, sucking up it's healing powers. By the time I had turned a lighter shade of pink, we got up and went to go and buy ourselves a soft cream. When speak of the Devil...Jessie pops around the corner, I had just about given up hope and were about to put out a search warrant with the police. Man, it was a true Kodak moment, the expression of relief on his face was just out of control...Now that shall stay imprinted on my mind forever, Jessie a true hero of the infamous Yoyogi park. I want to make a T-shirt for him, can you imagine the lettering. " I went to Yoyogi Park, and survived !" LOL Welcome to Japan, Jessie!

Nicholas