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Three times Agility champion Dizzy and Natasha Wise

Some years ago, I got Palette “weave pole” for her birthday so that we can have fun at home. It is one of the obstacle in the sports called “Agility”.

 Agility is a canine sports that dogs goes through all kinds of obstacles with direction of handlers such as tunnels, A shaped obstacle called “A frame”, dog walk,weave pole, jumping bars,teeter etc..and compete the time to finish the course, and how precisely completed the each obstacles.

 It is very exciting to watch team work of one handler and one dog and also exciting to see performance of the dog going through the obstacles.

 According to Wikipedia website, the dog sports “Agility” was born in England 1970’s and first agility  performance documented is at “Cruft Dog Show” in 1978 and agility was performed to entertain the crowd between the classes.

 You can read more on history of dog agility at wikipedia website here .

 I think Agility is great sports for both human and dogs.

 For dogs, they can have outlet for pent up energy plus it is fun for them. Most of all, this canine sports has running,climbing,jumping etc so, they can have physical exercise and mental exercise both through fun sports.

 For us,human, it is fun playing Agility sports with dogs and we can make our bond stronger through the sports and, since this sports seem to involve some level of handling/training skill to teach what they are suppose to do with the obstacles,what obstacles to clear next etc, it will be good also to re-enforce the obedience skills.

 You can see list of obstacles and description at wikipedia website here .

 I am still a beginner knowledge level, and not familiar with detailed rules,levels and all that.

Palette loved weave pole and she weave through with tongue hanging out looking up to me and it is fun. She cannot weave through as fast as dogs in competition can but that is ok. We are playing it for fun.

 Just recently, I came across the Agility competition pair from UK:Border Collie “Dizzy” and Natasha Wise.

I learned they have become the very first pair to become three times world champions (prestigious FCI World Agility Championship) in dog agility. 

According to watfordobserver website Natasha was involved in agility field since she was 7.

You can read more on her at watfordobserver website here, and here at crusfts website.

I searched for the pair’s video and, I watched their performance. They were great.

Dizzy and Natasha Wise

Look at Dizzy how fast he goes especially weave pole.

Amazing…

Do you play sports with your dog?

Jul 30, 2017 | 1 | Miscellaneous (dogs)

Up to 35% off on selected beef treats

From July 28th through August 3rd, you can save up to 35% off on selected beef treats

**Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef Achilles Tendons (3-pack)

 Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendons (3-Pack) made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed Angus beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.

**Grass-fed Moo!Angus beef Braided Taffy sticks 11″-12

Grass-fed Moo!Angus Beef Braided Taffy Sticks 11″-12″  made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Taffy Bites 8 oz

Grass-fed Angus Beef Taffy Bites 8 oz made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Since gullet is great natural source of Glucosamine,it is especially great for Arthritis dogs.

This Taffy bites have various taffy treats in one package (taffy chips, sticks, bones, springs, bully rolls, taffy wrapped trachea, etc.) for your dog to enjoy variety of taffy treats in one bag. Numbers of treats in one package can vary.Weight of the each bag is 8 oz.

Each piece in the package is bite size pieces anywhere from 2″ to 5″ or 6″. They are great as small snack/chew for dogs.

Due to natural treats,thickness of the each treats can vary.


** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set A free shipping $87.82

**Odor free bully sticks 6″ variety set C Free Shipping $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Jul 28, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Italian cooking: Green peas risotto

I love risotto and, I make them quite bit of variety.

Back in Japan, porridge (okayu) is probably most close to risotto dish although porridge tend to be less fattier because we add in probably just egg and soy sauce with pinch of salt (sometimes, just salted strip of kombu seaweed ) and tend to be very simple and very lean.

Porridge there is treated like “Chicken noodle soup” in USA and often times, person who got sick or who has digestive issue tend to eat it to heal.

Of course, it can be cooked different way to enjoy regular meal time.

If you have not made risotto,try making one. It is one pot dish and, they are 30 minutes meal and great for those who has pressed time and would like to spend less time cooking.

Plus,you can put whatever in the fridge/freezer using the same base, and you can be creative and make your own risotto and have fun with it.

This green peas risotto is quite easy and, I think even if person in the question is not a fan of green peas, they might enjoy it although they may not want to see a whole green peas on top as garnish. Still, you can serve it without garnish peas and just let them enjoy chesey taste of risotto;-)

I feel people who say they do not like green peas is probably from mushy texture from overcooked green peas.

You can prevent the peas from being over cooked by adding them in at the last 3-5 minutes of cooking and you get nice bright colored peas with non mushy, sweet bursting texture and they might actually enjoy them.

I eat green peas but I hate mushy green peas too.

If you had leftover risotto, add mozzarella cheese to the leftover risotto,make a meat ball size ball,and dip it in flour, then dip it in lightly beaten egg, then, coat the ball with panko bread crumbs then fry them.

You can have it with good marinara sauce and it is tasty

Green peas risotto..

Ingredients for Green peas puree;

1/2  sweet onion chopped
1 cloves of garlic grated
1/2 C blanched green peas
1/2C chicken broth
1/2 tbs Extra virgin olive oil

Ingredients for Green peas risotto;

1C Arborio rice
1/2  sweet onion chopped
1 cloves of garlic grated
green peas puree (ingredients above)
1/4 C white wine
3C Chicken broth
1/4C grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tbs butter
2 tbs heavy cream
salt
pepper

<Green peas risotto>

0. Add everything in the ingredients list for green peas and puree them and set it aside

1.In the deep pan, drizzle EVOO, and add in 1 clove of garlic grated and when it got fragrant, add in 1/2 sweet onion chopped and cook til translucent, and then, add in 1C Arborio rice and stir and cook for a bit

2. Add 1/8C Green peas puree and stir and add in 1/4C white wine and stir

9. When wine is absorbed by rice mostly, add 1C chicken broth and stir

10. When broth is absorbed by rice mostly,add another 1 C chicken broth and stir

11. When broth is absorbed by rice mostly,add another 1 C chicken broth and stir, and cook until rice got bit of bite to it

12. Add remaining green peas puree and cook for a few minutes and take off from the heat and, add in 2 tbs heavy cream, 1/2 tbs butter stir , and add in 1/4C grated Parmesan cheese and stir and taste and adjust the salt and pepper and seasoning.

13. Plate them up and top it with whole blanched green peas as garnish (optional)

Makes:3-4 serving

** When you make risotto, one thing to keep in mind is that you must keep stiring and add liquid 1C or so at a time and wait till liquid is absorbed and then another 1 cup of liquid is added.

Usually rice becomes al dente in about 18-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

Jul 23, 2017 | 0 | Miscellaneous (Cooking)

Up to 15% off on Buffalo treats

From July 21st through 27th, you can save up to 15% on selected Buffalo treats

** Buffalo liver Baguette biscuits;Grass-fed Buffalo liver biscuits<4 oz>

baguette biscuits
This is our buffalo liver biscuits with a little exotic twist using fully grass-fed buffalo liver.

Biscuits will be made to order,freshly baked before shipping time. All will be vacuum-packed to seal-in the freshness.

Let’s watch our K9 executive chef “Palette” in action with taste testing Baguette biscuits.

If you are a blog subscriber, please click here to watch the video.

Palette and Baguette biscuits..

You can read/watch more on Baguette biscuits in the entry titled “Palette’s note: Baguette biscuits”. Please click here to read the entry.

**Surf Turf Jerky 1 oz

Surf Turf Jerky is made with American fully grass-fed buffalo meat with wild-caught salmon with skin on. We do not use the grass-fed buffalo meat with grain finished.

th_Surf turf jerky

You can read more on Surf Turf Jerky in the taste testing entry titled “Palette’s note:Surf Turf Jerky”. Please click here to read the entry.

Surf Turf Jerky will be made to order approx. 16 hrs before shipping time,and we offer freshest Jerky on the market.

Please store this Jerky in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

Surf Turf Jerky is lab tested,and registered with department of agriculture.

** Buffalo liver Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Inspired by our dog Palette’s love of yogurt,we came up with this very first original crunchy yogurt liver cake that are baked crunchy to pawfection.

We use fully grass-fed American Buffalo liver.We do not use the grass-fed buffalo liver with grain finished.

Liver in general is very nutritious for dogs;high in Vitamin A,good source of vitamin B, Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium.Grass-fed meat has higher amount of omega3(good for skin and coat),high in protein and low in fat compare to commercial meat.

Please store this Biscotti in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

** Buffalo liver Carob Cake Biscotti 6 oz

Inspired by our dog Palette’s love of yogurt,we came up with this very first original crunchy yogurt liver cake that are baked crunchy to pawfection.

We use fully grass-fed American Buffalo liver.We do not use the grass-fed buffalo liver with grain finished.

Liver in general is very nutritious for dogs;high in Vitamin A,good source of vitamin B, Iron, zinc, manganese, copper, selenium.Grass-fed meat has higher amount of omega3(good for skin and coat),high in protein and low in fat compare to commercial meat.

This is our liver cake made with carob and fully grass-fed buffalo liver, and these are unique yogurt cake.This Cake biscotti will be made to order,freshly baked before shipping time.Please allow us to prepare for the ingredient for 2 days minimum. All will be vacuum-packed to seal-in the freshness.

Please store this Biscotti in freezer for longer shelf life in your air-tight zip bag after receiving your order.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Here are some example menu.

** Natural Deer Antler M size 5 count $48.97

**Grass-fed Oink!Knotted Double Porky Stick 3″-6″ 15 pkg-Ship free $68.85

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping

Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Jul 21, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Save $7 on your all natural dog treats and chews order over $50*

From July 14th through 20th, you can get $7 off on order over $50* (Merchandise subtotal after all discount must be over $50. Shipping fee, tax excluded. ) with the code SAVE7

Offer starts and end at US Eastern time clock.

Great time to stock up your dog’s favorite treats and chews.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

** Birthday Variety Set B-Ships free $52.09

**Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz set ships free $29.81

**Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ (2-pack), 15 packages $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

**If you become a fan of our Facebook page,you can get “Fan only” offer,and discounts.

Please find “Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen” on Facebook.

** Sign up for our e-newsletter to save on your pet treats. When you first sign up for our e-newsletter, you will receive 12% off coupon code in your welcome e-mail to use for your next order.

Sign up form can be found here

To visit our store,please click here or paste and copy the link below into your browser.

http://yassysgdk.com/main.sc

Jul 14, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Judo in Japan

Judo , literally translated from Chinese character to English it means meaning “gentle way”) is Japanese martial art/sport.

It is also one of summer Olympic game sports. Judo became Olympic sport in 1964 at Tokyo Olympic.

Judo was developed as samurai art of self defense in Edo period; 1600-1868.

Using Judo, one can defend oneself from attack,catch the opponent and defeat him without the use of weapons.

In the early Meiji period (1868-1912), Kano Jigoro not only established the Judo as sport but also founded Kodokan Judo,which aim for both physical, mental strength/discipline.

Judo uniform..

Kano Jigoro set up a system of ranks (dan) and class (kyu) as encouragement for his disciple and, the system still is used many years later.

Ranks is shown by belt color

Red: higher than 9th rank (dan)

Red and white stripe: 6-8th rank (dan)

Black: 1st-5th rank (dan)

Brown: 1st-3rd class (kyu)

White: 4th-5th class (kyu)

Match…

There are two categories:open weight and weight categories (7 categories)

A match is fought within 9.1 m x 9.1 m area.

Length of the match is anywhere from 3 minutes to 20 minutes.

The player who defeated the opponent by nage waza (throwing) so that he/she lands facing upward from the mat: or Katame waza ; (grappling) submission, and hold him/her more than 30 seconds ,win by ippon.

Judo technic..

Judo does not involve kicking, punching, or striking techniques of any kind.
Judo does not involve the application of pressure against the joints to throw an opponent.

Judo involves no equipment or weapons of any sort.

Instead, judo simply involves two players by gripping the judo uniform or judogi Eri (collar), use the forces of balance, power, and movement to attempt to subdue each other.

*** Throwing technique (nage waza)

Often times, this technique is used when opponent is off balanced to the front or back.

There are ..

Senage; shoulder throw

Osoto gari; Major outer cut

Hiza guruma: knee wheel

** Grappling technique (Katame waza)

This is the technique to make opponent submit by controlling his movements

Kami shihou gatame; Upper four corner hold

Kesa gatame: Diagonal hold

One of famous female Judo Olympic medalists is Ryoko Tamura (currently Ryoko Tani).

She is petit lady: 4.8 feet height , 106lb weight,but she won many medals at the Olympics in the past (she is now retired and working in democratic party.Quite a career change.)

Ryoko started Judo when she was 2nd grader,and at the age of 15, she entered in to Fukuoka International female competition for Judo and she won championship (youngest among the contestants).

She was skilled in speed and great sharp performance/technique.

Below is at Athens Olympic 2004, where she won Gold medal.Look how fast she goes..

Ryoko Tani wins gold medal..

Jul 09, 2017 | 0 | Japan

Up to 45% off selected Beef treats, Pork treats

From July 7th through 13th, you can save up to 45% off on selected Beef treats,Pork treats

**Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendon Bully Twists (2-pack)

Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendon Bully Twists (2-pack) made in Argentina.

These are made from Free range beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

These are not stinky bully sticks.

** Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Achilles Tendon Bully Twists (2-pack)

Grass-fed Moo! Angus Beef Twisted TaffySticks 11″-12″(2-pk), made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

**Grass-Fed Moo! Odor Free Bully sticks 5″-6″ Monster

Grass-Fed Moo! Odor Free Bully sticks 5″- 6″ Monster, made in Argentina.

These are made from Grass-fed beef that received No antibiotic,No growth hormone in their life.

Due to natural dog treats,thickness of each treats can vary.

** Bulk treats of the month & K9 Foodie Mystery Bag**

Dogs love to enjoy variety of treats.

For them, we have created some variety treat bag made with wide variety of protein source.

Variety bag is the great way to explore variety of treats doggie buffet style.

For those who loves bully sticks, we have created Odor free bully sticks variety set so your dog can enjoy variety of odor free bully sticks

For those who loves to stock up your dog’s favorite single treat budget friendly way, we have created smaller bulk with free shipping deal.

For those who would love to have fun with mystery treat bag, we have Palette’s K9 Foodie mystery bag deal.

Your dog will love you even more for the new yummy treats!

And yes, we have one mystery gift bag for dog lovers too. They are great as gift.

We have variety of treat set/gift set for everyone.Enjoy treat hunt!

Here are some example menu.

** Birthday Variety Set B-Ships free $52.09

**Dehydrated chicken feet 10 oz, Dehydrated duck feet 10 oz set ships free $29.81

**Grass-fed Oink! Knotted double porky sticks 3″-6″ (2-pack), 15 packages $26.78

*** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery bag  ***

** Palette’s k9 Foodie Mystery Bag Beef Deluxe $39.45

** Palette’s K9 Foodie Mystery variety gift bag $39.45

** You can get Free shipping with order over $100 (No coupon code required.)

If you use coupon code for other promotion such as 10% off coupon code, the subtotal after coupon was applied must be over $100. Shipping fee, sales tax excluded.

** Starting Jan 2014,all Free shipping orders has been shipped by Retail Ground (Formally known as standard post) or lowest cost shipping method unless your order include Yassy’s Gourmet Dog Kitchen brand biscuits or Jerky.

** Starting from October 8th Saturday, we will no longer offer snack Saturday program.

*** Shipping schedule ***

If your order contains our brand of biscuits and Jerky, it will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday to make sure our products would arrive at your door fresh.This applies to all postal zones.

All orders (Free shipping or paid shipping) without our brand of biscuits and jerky to postal code 5-9 (IL to west, AK,HI,FL) from our zip code 22501,will be shipped via first class parcel or retail ground method unless it contains our brand of our biscuits or Jerky and orders will be shipped Monday through Wednesday.

Paid shipping order weighing more than 12 oz without our brand of biscuits and Jerky to postal zone 1-4 from our zip code 22501, and free shipping order weighing more than 12 oz to postal zone 1-4 without our brand of biscuits and Jerky will be shipped Monday through Friday.

Orders to postal zone 1-4 and those weight of order including shipping envelope or box less than 12 oz will be shipped via first class parcel and which case, order will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.If orders is weighing more than 12 oz or if orders contain our brand of biscuits or Jerky will be shipped by priority mail from Monday through Friday.

Orders will be shipped via USPS. For customer in zone 1-4 from us in VA, orders will be shipped by either first class parcel (less than 12 oz including shipping envelop or box) or priority mail (more than 12 oz weight). For customers living in zone 5 to west (Chicago to west coast,FL,HI,AK), order will be shipped by first class parcel or retail ground unless orders contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky.

When orders going to zone 5 – 8 had made to order biscuits /Jerky in them, order will be shipped via first class parcel or priority mail.And those will be shipped from Monday through Wednesday.

We prefer priority mail or first class parcel method if your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky since they are made with fresh ingredients without preservatives, and not like other pre made biscuits or Jerky treats.

USPS does not offer retail ground service to the area zone 1 to 4 from us.

*** Flat rate shipping rate***

You will see the flat rate shipping charge during the checkout

Charge is fixed flat fee.

$0 to $99.99 (after all discount applied) is at $7.99

$100.00 and over is Free shipping. Items will be shipped via USPS.

Zone 1-zone 4 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or priority mail

Zone 5-zone 8 from zip code 22501 will be shipped via either first class mail or retail ground. However, when the order weigh more than 13 oz and your order contains our brand of biscuits or Jerky which requires faster shipping method, it will be shipped via priority mail.

You can check the postal zone for your area by visiting USPS site here.

Click on Get Zone for ZIP Code Pair tab and then enter our zip code 22501 on Origin ZIP Code, enter your zip code for Destination ZIP Code and hit the “Get zone” button to see the zone number for your area.

** Starting Jan 20th,2016, We no longer offer the complementary treats with order

** We accept only US order,no international order please.

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Jul 07, 2017 | 0 | Yassy's Gourmet Dog Kitchen

Yassy’s note: Liam’s first year: Day 68- Day 72

In the previous entry titled “Yassy’s note: Liam in NICU;day 8- day 14“, I wrote Liam came to our family about 3 weeks early (36 weeks and 2 days) and he has spent next 3 weeks in NICU.

He was tiny little baby; 18″ tall, weighing 5 lb 6 oz…

Day 70..

Went to 2 doctor visit with Liam. It was such a long day for us.

One of the two doctor was pediatrician and Liam was weigh in again;9 lb 6 oz (almost doubled in 2 months plus), 53 cm (21″).

Our pediatrician “Doctor Yum” has rooms with vegetable or fruit name on it.Liam used to go to sweet pea room; 0-1 month old room.

Now,from day 70, he was upgraded to blueberry room; big boy room:-)

Our pediatrician carry her practice with philosophy that the healthier the diet, the better being to be,and she got vegetable garden there and teach kids to cook.I like that.

I like she is teaching kids life skill like cooking but at the same time, she is eating kids to eat healthy food (Fresh food as opposed to process food).

I asked about the feeding; weaning over to direct breast feeding and,I got OK from pediatrician to omit the fortifying breast milk with formula powder from now on since he is growing well:-)

In Liam’s case, he was on similac expert care neosure (22cal) diet, and since breast milk is 18 cal ,they asked us to fortify my breast milk with powder to bump up the cal to 22kcal.

By that method,he gained 1 oz per day.

That made me super happy because I really did not want to give formula,which seems to create gas/straining problem with Liam more.

The nurse there said that straining could be from iron in the formula,but I do not know if it was what it was.

Anyway, she told me how to wean him over to the direct breast feeding and I tried full breast feeding for one feeding so far.

Other doctor was pediatric surgeon office. After coming back from follow up check of hernia, I offered breast and he suck 10 minutes one side and 20 min the other side!

At the time, I was curious about how long he would keep sucking so, I let him go at it. He was actually still sucking at 20 minutes but I put my finger in his mouth to let go and I pumped the rest to make sure both gets emptied out.

Then,as par pediatrician order, we gave him breast milk in the bottle to make sure he is getting what he needs.

After the feeding, he has slept 5-6 hours, cross way in his crib.

Day 72..

 

Liam had poop blow out, and he was so unhappy.I changed his diaper but he needed to change his clothe too.

He did not care for being naked and cried loud and after that,he was content in my arms but started crying again.

I tried holding him,swing motion and hold him, gave him tummy massage etc.. but nothing worked.

I was at wits end but then,I thought of swing and put him there with pacifier,and he stopped crying and he was happy boy.

I thought back then that when I did not find any more reason to cry for,swing would be the way to go.

However, overall, I do not think he used swing frequently.

Liam 72 days old…

Stay tuned for more stories of Liam.

Jul 03, 2017 | 0 | parenting