The lads get to grips with throw that’s all about timing! As usual, took me a few practice goes to get it 🙂
A big congrats to Fukuda san who received his blue belt from Hayakawa sensei on Monday – He’s worked really hard to get to this level and it’s thoroughly deserved! Next stop: competition??
Triforce held a belt awards ceremony yesterday – sadly, as usual I couldn’t attend as I usually have to work most Sundays, being allowed to swing the odd one off now and again for competitions etc. As I’m entering the competition on the 17th of April, getting yesterday off would have been a bit of a stretch…
I managed to spar with all the blue belts in this picture today at training – I can honestly say those awards were thoroughly deserved!It was great to spend time at Triforce recently – speaking with the guys and training really helps me to relax and forget about recent issues and of course, work!
The dojo opened yesterday and slowly, as the earthquakes seem to calm down, it’s safe to get back to the business of hard training – please check the Japanese site here for class times – there may be some slight variations due to the upheaval of recent events.
But as the title says, Triforce is back and it was great to get on the mat and train again – I never knew I could miss it that much! I will concede though that I felt a little slower than usual – what with my holiday in February, and this inforced break over the last 10 days, I’ve really lost some of my edge….
The earthquake disrupted lessons over the last few days, with Triforce Ikebukuro and Shinjuku closing whilst building checks were carried out – thankfully, the buildings were fine and the staff and instructors, some of who are firefighters are all fine.
Really looking forward to training tomorrow and talking with all the members!
One of Sun san’s friends, Choi san from Korea is staying in Japan for a month or so, and will train with us at Triforce – we’re really looking forward to having him train with us!
There was a definite international feel to class today, with the Japanese contingent supplemented by a Taiwanese, a Korean and a solitary Brit – it was amazing how smoothly class went considering the languages on show 🙂
It was Iga sensei’s turn to head up morning class, and due to this there was a focus on conditioning – carrying partners, squats, press ups and so on – sparring was a breeze compared to all that!