One of the greatest things at Toronto Branch is that we get many visits from kenshi across the world.
Yuya Ishida, a university student from Tokyo, came to train with us during his international placement. We all greatly enjoyed having him join our group .
|Yuya (front row, second from left) at his final class at Toronto Branch|
Here are his thoughts about his time at Toronto Branch:
|Presenting Yuya with a gift from the Toronto kenshi|
"Experience in Toronto Branch for 5 months is unforgettable in my life. Before enrolled in this club, I was wondering if I could communicate with the members in English. However, my concern went away soon! Beginning with John Sensei, other members helped me understand how a technique works and added me into conversations. Thanks to that, practicing in the Dojo became enjoyable and full of fun.