I’m chuffed!


Let me say that the last few days have been an emotional roller coaster. I had planned getting some good karate info out to you, but there was a *slight* interruption!

Last Friday night at 5:58pm, Christina gave birth to our daughter, Olivia. At birth she weighed 6 lbs 3 oz and was 18.5 inches long…

All looked great until about 5 hours after she was born when the doc decided that she should be admitted to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her blood showed a higher than usual white cell count indicating a possible infection.


After 2.5 days in the NICU and a shot of antibiotics I’m pleased to say that all is now good. We’re all home and doing well… minus the lack of sleep of course.

But still, I can’t help but feel for those new born babies still in the NICU. There were 66 in total last weekend! Some have been in there for weeks and weeks.When you see helpless little babies hooked up to monitoring equipment with tubes sticking out of them, it makes you appreciate how fragile life is… and how lucky we are.

Anyhow, enough rambling…

Keep your eyes on your inbox as I’ll be sending out a GREAT drill this week. (Well that’s the plan anyway!)

All the best,


9 thoughts on “I’m chuffed!”

  1. Congratulations on the new addition to your family, she is beautiful! Happy to hear she is doing well. God bless all of you. Thank you for all the good, pure info you put out.

  2. Congratulations on the new arrival! What a lovely little girl!
    Happy Birthday small one!!!

    Take good care of those beautiful women.

    Love from Canada

  3. Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful! Glad everything is OK. Looking forward to your next karate tips newsletter. Osu!

  4. Nice one Jason, congrats to you and your wife!

    I'm sure it won't be long before Olivia gets her black belt 🙂

    In fact i'm sure your black belt will come in handy when Olivia's older and you have to start dealing with the boyfriends!

  5. Thanks you guys…

    I've received hundreds of personal emails in addition to the posts here and am grateful to everyone for your well wishes.

    I'm working on responding personally to as many messages as I can.

    – Jason

  6. congratulations on your new family member you and Christina should be proud she is beautiful and has a nice name. glad to hear she is doing well.



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