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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: August 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

10.4 sec.

Not bad for a racer just coming out of the shell, I am finally really
feeling confident on my bike and am able to push it hard! I beat my
best time by 0.3 sec. Which in drag racing is a huge deal... I know it
doesn't soun like much but if you have ever tried racing you would
know. I went up to the final in my class and really wanted to win,
that's when the other guy kept me waiting and it messed my rythm up.
So I ended up getting a bad start... I lost by just 0.1 seconds but a
loss is a loss and all I can do is take my hat off an say thanks for
the race...we all had a great time over the weekend and now I am on my
way back to Tokyo, all alone on my bike...it's a long way back from
here...

Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Race time!

We are all back at the race track in Sendai, and just finished our
practice runs today. I was able to do two runs at 10.5 sec. That is my
best time so far. That makes me quite excited about tomorrows race.
This time I feel like a real racer, a lot more confident than before
so it's getting really fun. Let's see what happens tomorrow...

Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Never give up seminar!

I just finished the second seminar at the police station, they are all
great people. It funny how you tens to feel some distance to people of
the law, but now after two days with them I feel a much closer
connection. Hopefully we can keep the good relation alive and make
some more seminars. Maybe I can get a chance to teach them some real
karate one day!
Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Now that's a burger

If you are gonna have a burger then you might as well go really big!!!


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Monday, August 23, 2010

Pencil art !

I know that people have a lot of free time on their hands, but this is
just incredible! The details this artist goes into...I will show you
more tomorrow.
Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ice breaking !

In about half an hour I will be breaking these massive blocks of ice!
It's for a friends wedding party, sort of the thing to do to whish
them good luck karate style!
Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mas Oyama's famous words




Sosai Oyama explains to us why it is important to fight for real.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

GUNZE underwear maker

I am just having a meeting with Gunze the biggest underwear maker in
Japan. And these guys totally serious about making the best underwear
that is actually possible. Hopefully by next year I will have my own
line with these guys... Things are moving in the right direction!!!

Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Samurai Spirit Nicholas Pettas Judo



I actually ended up playing Judo with this girl, Yamagishi! She has won the Japanese title under 48kg's for the last 3 years in a row, and is most likely going on to winning the Olympic gold in the near future...for her size compared to me, she was incredibly strong! But that you will have to wait until it comes out on NHK to watch...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tyson is always waiting

Everytime I leave the house and come back, Tyson is always waiting for
me at the entrance to the house. Although he can be a pain in ... When
he runs away and barks a d stuff like that, he also knows how to stay
in the good books!

Nicholas Pettas
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Monday, August 16, 2010

gotta loose the weight again...

I have actually been quite stressed out these last few weeks, and have been eating and drinking way too much...So I decided to take action in my own hands again, the militant program I went through in the beginning of the year is coming back online again. I lost what I wanted to and gained most of it back during the last month, and that just doesn't feel right. So I am planning on just dropping the weight down to where I want it to be and then enjoying life again...

Saturday, August 14, 2010

SP Works Iphone movie

SP Works works!!!

Today I am just hanging out at Sherif's shop SP Works, we are going to
change the sprockets on the ZX14, to make it faster in the low gears.
That should get me more speed inside the 400 meters, and hopefully get
me under 10sec. Which is my goal! If I get under 10sec. Then I can
consider myself a real drag racer... Let's see how it goes in a couple
of weeks when we take our bikes up for the next race!

Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Samurai Spirit Nicholas Pettas



This show is being aired in the Japanese translated version tonight in Japan on NHK BS 1 from 22:00, if you want to catch it in Japanese then feel free to tune in!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

did you check her out !

Angelina Pettas on the catwalk

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFpSEuzJ_GE&feature=youtube_gdata


Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Summer Camp Time!

Just got back from the summer camp and it was great! Everyone had a
great time, I am sure that the camp this year was better than last
year! Next year might be even better still...

Nicholas Pettas
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Friday, August 06, 2010

Karate Kids



Last night I was invited to go and see the premiere of the Jayden Smith and Jackie Chan movie, Karate Kids! It is ofcourse a movie about Kung Fu but the story is so close to the original Karate Kid movie that they decided to call it karate Kids. I actually liked it! a lot! it was a fresh way of doing a remake and the fact that they set the whole movie in China made it a whole new experience. There are so many ways to tell the story but it still stays true to pure spirit of martial arts and it teaches great values in kids. I hope it inspires kids all over the world like the original KArate Kid movie inspired me to do Karate. And look at where I am today? in Japan still living the dream...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I think it is

I think it is pretty safe to say that it is hot in Japan now! really
hot ok! I just finished working out with Jan on the pads and we both
almost died in there...

Nicholas Pettas
"Blue Eyed Samurai"

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

one year post operation

Monday, August 02, 2010

Samurai Spirit Judo!

Today we started shooting the next part o Samurai Spirit, and it is about Judo! I have never tried it before and don't quite know what to expect. It is going to be one of those learning on the go experiences. I hope I don't embarres myself too much. 

 Nicholas Pettas 
"Blue Eyed Samurai" 

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kinda scary fish in a big pond...