The people I play ultimate with, the people I played ultimate with, the people I will play ultimate with (yes that's you, new Bueno player I have yet to meet/ make friends with). Interacting with these fellow Ultimate players has more than complimented my love for the Sport. For some reason, Ultimate Frisbee attracts some of the most interesting people in the world! Maybe it's the ethos of the sport? Whatever it is… Manila, Tokyo and I bet wherever else there’s an ultimate Frisbee community, there will be an abundance of great people to meet. I can go on for hours talking about the interesting people I’ve met and formed friendships with through Ultimate Frisbee over the years.
Allow me to digress a bit… in the anime Initial D, there was an episode when Bunta and his friend were worried about Takumi’s next rival; I forgot what was entirely said, except for Bunta’s words; “I think Takumi is slowly realizing the importance of a home course.” A home course (in Takumi’s case a mountain road called Akina) is important because it allows a driver to feel comfortable. More importantly, because of this comfort, a driver is capable of constant experimentation and risk taking. A driver’s growth in skills and adaptability rests on being able to do those two things.
OK, where the hell does Ultimate Frisbee fit into the picture? Bonding with people… a place to feel comfortable … a place to experiment … THE TEAM. Since its inception, SUPER BUENO has come a long way. We’ve grown so much from a team that would show up with only 5 people on the field (yes we did play savage) to a vibrant team of fucking interesting people. (Dudes we also have a website how effing cool is that HAHA) I love the environment. I enjoy talking, playing and training with the people, but more importantly I feel like myself on or off the field with the team.
To the people new to Bueno, welcome! Make the best out of our team’s passion to nurture your own passions (on or off the field). Don't be scared to try, don’t be scared to make mistakes don't be scared to be yourself. We’re a team, we got your back when you falter. Never hesitate to approach a veteran or anybody on the team if you need help with throws, cutting or even life HAHA.
To the People who I’ve already been playing with, lets continue enjoying what we’ve made. I look forward to playing with you guys again… and if ever any of you come to Tokyo BRING FRISBEE ATTIRE.
So going back first paragraph; the best way to describe Ultimate Frisbee to a newbie? “A Celebration of Life.” Why do I say so? Just play Ultimate, get involved with a team, and you’ll understand. Just as GAIA Ultimate says “No Disc No Life.”
“We are Bueno.No,we are Super Bueno.”
From Tokyo With Love,