Competitive karate-do offers opportunities to develop and present our skills honed in practice. Having officials who are knowledgeable and experienced supports that. Here are a few familiar faces at the German Open in Hamburg. Who knows, with the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo in four years, we might recognize more faces next year.
Miura Sensei, who lived and trained in Vancouver for many years, recently came back for a visit. After 2 weeks, he and his mother Mrs. Miura had a lovely Chinese dinner with several longtime karateka and our children, including Miura Sensei's daughter Chelsea and her husband Dennis.
Mid-summer is a great time to visit other dojos, and this year we were invited to come train with the Gibsons Club on the Sunshine Coast ...the day after the Powell Street Festival demo. We few, we intrepid (caffeine-deprived) few, managed to get on the early Sunday morning ferry. Homemade muffins helped. We were picked up by Sensei Dallas on the other side and taken to our third outdoor dojo of the weekend. Thankfully the weather cooperated. After a shared training [...]