October 09, 2009

Atsugi Minami Doin 2009

Morohoshi sensei (front left)

On the evening of October 9, John McCulloch of Toronto Branch was kindly invited by Morohoshi sensei (Doin-cho of Atsugi Minami Doin) to join in his class.

Watching carefully

Morohoshi sensei taught us how to make various foundational juho techniques (oshi gote, okuri gote, johaku dori) effectively and reproducibly without relying on force.

Morohoshi sensei explains

It was wonderful to have a chance to study Morohoshi sensei's advanced technique and also to see many long time friends such as Yamazaki sensei and Yamaguchi kenshi.

Yamazaki (Fireman) sensei - right

Morohoshi sensei and his family also took me on a weekend retreat to an onsen (hot springs spa) and sightseeing in Tokyo. The kindness of Morohoshi sensei, his family and kenshi was truly amazing.

Chudan gaeshi

Morohoshi sensei has also been a strong supporter of Toronto Branch and has come to teach us three times since 1995.

Yamaguchi kenshi

Thank you very much for everything you have done for us.

Ultraman - right : )
Tokyo sightseeing - Bandai HQ