A few pictures from our recent Japan trip to Kannon Onsen in Shimoda, Japana, the 10th anniversary of Nishio Sensei’s last seminar taught there. The dojo, the facilities, the onsen, the food – all traditional authentic Japanese – were all exceptional. A special thanks goes out to Jean-Michel Bovio and Jan Max Bunzel for inspiring this event and especially to Yutaka Iwakata for his heroic work in organizing it. Also special thanks to Koji Yoshida Sensei and Takao Arisue Sensei for their extraordinary teaching and guidance. Also teaching were Kikuchi Sensei, Remy Delcos, Yutaka Iwakata, Jean-Michel Bovio, Jan Max Bunzel.
From the U.S. we traveled with Philip Greenwood, Chikako Bryner, Michele Benzamin-Miki and Mike Texidor. We were happy to meet up with many more of our old friends, including Lance Seagusa now living in Malaysia, Takashi Kuroki from Ukraine, Jiri Marek from Prague and many more.