It was great to see a good friend start yet another journey. Such an emotional moment to see someone tackle all his opponents and challenges to get to his goal. As with all the problems in Japan now, we need to fight to survive and fight to protect. For a student, the road to black belt is one road that is never an easy one but we decide our destiny whether you like it or not. Such is life, we walk down the road we choose to walk. We decide how steep it should be and accept all the hurdles that in come in our way. One thing we must remember is not to give in to weaknesss as for that we lose to ourselves. Human beings are all fighters by nature. We fight to survive and we fight to protect. I congratulate Miochi for fighting so hard and for showing how strong we as human can be when it really is needed.