In a previous post, I’ve discussed Graeme Decarie’s recommendation that Malcolm Campbell High School grads start working on their Autobiography Stories.
A short version of a part of my story appears in a post entitled:
Below is a draft of another part of the autobiography story that I’ve begun to write.
Practising judo in school yards in the 1950s
What I learned as a child, at recess times in elementary school – at Cartierville School and Morison School in Montreal in the 1950s – has served me well.
I learned about a judo move whereby a kid can flip another kid through the air, so they land flat on their back in the snow.
Another judo move, which I also enjoyed practising, involved sensing when another student was running toward me from behind, in the snow, intent on knocking me over from behind. At the last moment, I would duck down and the student would go flying over me.
I have kept these judo principles in mind in the years that have followed.