We had such a wonderful time at Aiki-Taisai, at Tsubaki America Jinja, and it was so good to again meet my old friends from the Tsubaki Kannagara Dojo tradition.
Negi-san was in rare form with his aikido, and especially with the totally luminous ceremonies we took part in. I was very blessed to participate in Hou-no-shiki for the ZOU of
AME NO UZUME NO MIKOTO
that our dojo donated… and it was spectacular.
I was also fortunate to be allowed to ask a question about Tai-no-Henko, one of my favorite exercises of all times, and Negi-san showed a version that I thought was infinitely explorable and illuminating… and was a delight for all of us…
From Komyozan Dojo, we would like to congratulate all the people who received new rankings. And congratulate, too, sincerely, Chika-san, for her incredible meals and extraordinary hospitality considering just how rowdy a bunch of people we are!!!
And so: Doumou arigatou Sensei!!! Doumou arigatou, Negi-san!!!
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