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AnonymousOne
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am off to Japan for two weeks. I am going to do some advanced training. I am nearing the time I qualify for my next grade. Its been 6 years since my last grading.

I fly out on Saturday. I havent been here much lately because I have been working to get additional funds for the trip. This time I am going to be doing it right. A good hotel with western food! I am also taking a laptop and my fiance.

The head of our school is getting old and this may be the last chance I get to train with him. I remember the days when I was just a student there and now I am returning again as a senior student. Man ones life changes.

I will be doing two 2 hour lessons a day 6 days aweek. I will also be attending a Gasshuku there. At least its not winter yet!

I am also going to be spending some time one on one with our Kancho Sensei (10th Dan). So I will be picking his brains. This is a rare privelege and this only is allowed for advanced students so I am quite grateful.

I am confident it with go well. My body is fitter, faster and stronger than its ever been and as my teacher here reminded me, that I will be representing our countries standard of technique to Japan. Thats kind of an awesome thought!

I have trained assiduously knowing this trip was going to happen for a long time. However the schedule I will be doing there is less hours than I do at home. The hotel has a gym and I will be able to maintain my weight training schedule so I am pleased about that.

Off the dojo the Japanese are good to you. They take you out to many places. You often get invited to their homes for a traditional Japanese meal (Oh noo!!!).

As I understand it all the lessons are for Dan Grades only. I am looking forward to that. I remember my first trip when the Nidans and Sandans beat the crap out of you. I am going back for some pay back!! LOL

On return I should come back with my new Dan Grade and certificate.

I will try and log on from Japan to let you know how its going. The hotel says they have internet access. My first trip I stayed in a little room next to the dojo. I used a bucket to wash and had a terrible bed. This time I am doing it in comfort!!

Take Care and keep training. Remember its a life long art and you only get better!!

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[ This Message was edited by: AnonymousOne on 2002-04-23 17:32 ]
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Pacificshore
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Joined: 26 Mar 2002
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good time. Good Luck and looking forward to hear how your training is coming along when you get a chance.

P.S.

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ronryu
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Joined: 29 Nov 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck sounds like your going to have a awsome time . Ive never had the oppertunity to go to japan . I to will be testing in about 2 weeks in orlando florida In front of our orgnization head and yeah im nervous aswell . I will be just testing for my ni dan and its been about 4 years since my last test.
Good luck and good trip. be safe .

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[ This Message was edited by: ronryu on 2002-04-24 14:41 ]
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G95champ
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like fun wish I was going with ya. Good luck.
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SaiFightsMS
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time does change things doesn't it. Have a good trip.
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Ai Hate
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck. and do tell us more about your trip when you get back.
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[CT]pizzaboy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See ya old friend. Hope calling you old don't offend ya. Send us an e-post card.

You are only old
When Life becomes boring, because
You have done all the thing that you have ever hope and dreamed.
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Jack
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a great oppurtunity you have there AO - Hope you have a great time!

I'd wish you good luck on the grading but I'm sure you don't need it

Let us know how it goes.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck..

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