I’m now back in England, a little tired but otherwise fine!
Thank you so much for all the teaching you gave me at Shikukai this summer! Not only did I learn so much from you and the other Shikukai senseis, but I also began to enjoy Kendo even more than I already did. If I manage to go to Japan again next year, I will definately go to Shikukai regularly again!
I got back to England safely and although I haven’t been back long, I already miss Shikukai keiko. It was the best experience I have had doing Kendo and I very much appreciate everything Iwanami sensei did for me, including the teaching, the advice I was given and the things he did for me outside of keiko too like fixing my kote. I hope to go back next year and experience the great Shikukai keiko again!
Also please pass on my thanks to everybody else at Shikukai including Hiroshi’s mother who was not only incredibly friendly and helpful but also made a great DVD for me to watch and analyse my keiko from as well as simply enjoying the great memories.
Again, thank you for everything, see you next year and please be careful in the heat!
Sept 7, 2010