The dojo was unexpectedly closed this weekend (our TKD/HKD brethren we share the space with had a 40hr training marathon for charity), so with a car load of Hakamai (plural of hakama) we headed to the North coast of NSW early Saturday morning to catch up with Aiki-friends. The occasion, a residential seminar by Williams Sensei, that we managed to sneak into. A few Nikyo later and lunch courtesy of the NSWIS Northern Beaches High Performance Centre (always good to eat like an athlete) we headed back home.
The Aiki world has been a bit complex lately so it was really nice to take some time out, remember and enjoy the friendships we’ve made over the last 20 years or so and enjoy each others company on and off the mat. Thanks too, to John Ward who materialised from nowhere to take some photos – come and visit us soon sensei