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2022 Nenshinryu Budo 3-Day Training Camp

For the first time in 3 years, we were able to hold our training camp, although it was a smaller group than usual, with 15 participants. Yoshida Shihan and Ezawa Sensei from the Seifukai Tokyo Branch were able to join us, and together we had a fantastic 3-day event.

I enjoyed the fresh green breeze, and had a wonderful time listening to Yoshida Shihan, who had arrived the day before, talk about the late Minoru Mouzuki and his international students.

After reviewing the contents and techniques for their promotion test during the 2nd day, even though the students were nervous with everyone watching them, the results were excellent. The award ceremony was a very moving experience for the students, who received their certificates and belts from Yoshida Shihan.

We had a barbecue for our first night’s dinner, but unfortunately the conditions were terrible with rain and strong winds. Fortunately, there was a roof over the barbecue area, but there were still a number of issues from these terrible conditions, with trash cans blowing away and paper cups flying off tables. Even so, we enjoyed the BBQ together with the university students also having a BBQ next to us, and we laughed and said, "This is an unforgettable memory!"

This time, thanks to a 40-minute careful stretch class in the evening and a 30-minute warm-up stretch class before breakfast, no one suffered from severe muscle aches or pains. I now think that this type of program should be incorporated into every Gassyuku that we hold in the future.

We were able to talk together and deepen our relationship with other students and teachers from the Seifukai Aikido Tokyo Branch until late at night.