Saturday, December 7, 2013

TSYR and aikido cross paths.

In the week just been my Sensei took Toby Threadgill and the other visitors from abroad to an amazing dojo found in the Coromandel, New Zealand. Three members from our branch also went. The Koru dojo was designed by an aikido practitioner called David Lynch and as far as I know there is nothing like it in the world.

Toby Threadgill Sensei with members of TSYR.
The dojo is surrounded by native New Zealand bush and has a unique roof. Over four nights this was their home. David and his wife made the kobudo group very welcome and the setting and hospitality impressed so much that it is likely the branch will visit there again. 

Battojutsu


Needless to say, I am extremely happy to see the two arts that I practice combining in the name of budo. It is times like these I realise just how lucky New Zealand is to have such quality in budo locations and practitioners. Despite being on the bottom of the world. 

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