This was an excellent trip full of new insights, discoveries, and friendship.
I trained for the first time in the new honbu dōjō. I like it.
I met old friends and exchanged a lot.
Sensei’s classes are brilliant as usual and full of subtle points and concepts: Karada gaeshi, ishitobashi, sanbon, Nuki gaeshi.
I enjoyed training with the Dai Shihan: Senō, Nagato, and Noguchi and revisit the denshō with their eyes.
But above all I enjoyed the privilege of spending some time with our Sōke in Saitama, and in Noda.
Thank you for the bears.
I’ll be back at the end of July after the Paris Taikai. (1)
1. Paris Taikai 2015: 3 days of training with Pedro, Peter, Sven, and Arnaud. Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th , and Monday 13th of July.