made payment for instructor camp (40k yen!).
shihan asked to go for test 3rd dan, but i’m not ready so decided against it.
evening walked around nishikawaguchi.
napped a lot
almost late for bus. arrived at 740am, instead of 730am.
sat @ the front of bus, beside driver. that was senpai enami’s seat (sorry senpai!)
stopped at a rest stop, had huge burger patty (me & my paleo diet)
had a chat with indonesian team
reached tochigi gymnasium around 1pm.
training kihon with kancho. there were a lot of russians (around 20+)
focus on explosiveness
Many new faces, since didnt attend camp training last year.
Roomed with China (Frankie), Bulgaria (all japan champion who was so tall we could comb hair in front of mirror simultaneously!), Russia (dont know her name, but she slept a lot when others were practising late at night, and yet still managed to have such impressive kata and kihon!)
met Kristen whom i’m FB friends with, but never met. she’s from maine.
bus ride from gym -> hotel was 1.5 hours (so far!)
dinner was yummy (spider crab ala starcraft style)
iken training by sun li sensei
advanced kata by shihan okazaki
partner work with shihan
there was light snow when training was over. felt melancholic.
dinner was yummy again (lobster)
took lobster away from shihan , due to his injured foot
sang ‘Kau ilhamku’ with shihan for malaysian team
advised shihan to practise this song earlier but he didnt listen
practised advanced kata with shihan
test prep for the people taking test
watched them do sai kata, bo kata, and others
performed a miserable sushiho kata
10 men kumite for people taking test
kancho interviewed 2 senseis takings shihan license test
cert giving ceremony for each participant
bus ride back to honbu
arrived at 7pm
went to airport, got lost at terminal 2, scolded by shihan
arrived monday 7am