A new young man has started turning up for the noon classes this week. His name is Jack Shinji Shinya, and you can see his picture to the left. Jack started with Sensei at the first dojo on Danforth Ave back in 1963, which would make him one of Sensei’s first students. He got his black belt in the late 1960s , and then drifted away before 1970. So after 45 years he is back, that is even worse than the break I took myself. So if you see the young fella around, say hello. According to Jim Hart, he was a dangerous fighter, so maybe you should call him SIR.
As best I can tell the seminar will be held in San Mateo, California, which should work out well for all the kobudo enthusiast that want to escape the winter, with a good excuse. Apparently all are welcome, experienced people as well as beginners.
More information can be had by calling 650-207-3550, or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
The website is www.rkhskusa.com.
Enjoy the sunshine while we freeze.
We had the summer party for the kids on June the 25th, and we apologize for being a little behind with the site lately. Promise to be more active going forward. The day was nice enough, but it started to rain after the first hour, so the usual procedure of getting soaked first and then drying up in the sun when the food was being served did not work out too well. But, being as we were all pretty wet, the rain did not matter too much anyway. As you can see from the pictures under the Summer party tab, all had great time as usual, and Sensei Moran was at his best. Thank you to those that helped out arranging this.
Johanne and Laurent visited us last week to practice with Sensei Higashi. Tak spent some time with them teaching kobudo, and they sent us this picture to thank him. The caption is of course that he should not worry, but frankly he looks a little concerned. As does Johanne. But as long as Laurent is confident, and he clearly looks it, all should be well in Quebec now. See you guys again soon.
I have had an email announcing a two day clinic in Kyusho Jutsu in Barrie on the weekend of May 24 and 25. I am not too familiar with this myself, but the flyer looks quite interesting. The clinic is put on by Evan Pantaze, the founder of the art and all are welcome.
Clinic is held at Barrie Taekwondo at 1027 Bayfield Street in Barrie, and detailed information is available at