Yesterday morning around 25 kenshi gathered at Sumiyoshi Budokan (in central Osaka) for our usual fast-paced kihon keiko session. As always, the format was 45 minutes of basics, 30 minutes of waza practise, and 45 minutes of jigeiko. On top of that, we did some tachiai-geiko for members that are taking 6 and 7dan gradings this week.
After keiko we walked through the beautiful Sumiyoshi-Taisha, spotting a traditional wedding ceremony en-route, before going to our usual restaurant for beer/food.
Big congrats to one of our members, Akiko, who announced her engagement, and a big thanks to Rhett who – after a couple of years with us – is returning to Idaho this month.
Our next session is Sunday the 30th of June. If you are in town, please pop along!