July 3, 2015


We had a great time in California this past week seeing and training with old friends and getting a tan in the process.

On Friday, we shared an awesome visit with Shureido, makers of superior-quality training gear from Okinawa, Japan, and even got to move with a kokutan (ebony) bokken, the only one I've ever laid hands on.

That evening Tomoko took us through a very informative and enjoyable Makko Ho class with our group and their significant others. Saturday we did some bojutsu in historic Griffith Park, home to the Griffith Observatory, and had a surprise visit from Shihan Michael Glenn of the Santa Monica Bujinkan Dojo. Sunday we rested. Monday we hit Disneyland to see Walt; lots of fun.

Los Angeles can be a tough gig to play and it feels good to know that our West coast friends are in good hands with Shidoshi Mike Govier who "keeps going!" no matter what. My great thanks to him and his wonderful wife Eliza for hosting us.

Until next time!

Thanks Eric!

"Shureido" - handmade artwork by legendary Karate Shihan Fumio Demura. 

Great to finally meet Shihan Michael Glenn.
Bojutsu in the park.

A little Gyokko Ryu.

Proud of these folks! Let's Keep Going!

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