Coming September 17th - 18th will be the next Mugen Karate training camp in Naka-Izu sponsored by Shidax. This time there will be both kids and adults training so it really will be a fun and exciting gathering. Please make sure to confirm by mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to that you will be coming before the end of August as that is the closing time for reservations. It will cost only 12,000 yen for adults and 10,000 yen for kids. This includes the night's stay in the beautiful Winery hotel and also includes a superb dinner and breakfast at the winery restaurant. Trust me, the food is really really good. There will be many other activities but you can also enjoy the hot spring baths the open spaces that surround the complex. Transportation is not covered in the price however if you need help getting there then that could be arranged after confirming your attendance.
More details will be provided after people have confirmed so do try to put your name down and come along. The last camp in Naka-izu was a lot of fun both Japanese and foreign students. I'm really looking forward to the excellent training, great food and most importantly, getting to know people a lot better.
More details on Naka-Izu Winery Hills here -> http://www.shidax.co.jp/winery/
Congratulations to all who tried out on the grading last sunday at the Kuramae Dojo. Though I could not be there, I heard it went very well. Well I could tell from the classes this week that everyone had improved, especially all the hard working white belt students. Gradings are so important as they help push us hard enough to get to another level within ourselves. Without them there would be less improvement and gratification.
In regards to summer holiday break (Obon), there will be no practices from August 12th (Friday) until August 17th (Wednesday). So the first lessons will start up from August 18th (Thursday).
To Yamaguchi-sensei, Taka-sensei, and Mai-sensei, please take it nice and slow over the summer break. I have enjoyable time off since you all work so hard to help us all out. We look forward seeing you all at the next class so take good care.