We just concluded our Spring 2009 training camp. We had 45 people in attendance and had a fabulous day of training, teaching and camaraderie. I appreciate all the instructors who taught during our sessions. I especially appreciate the hard work and attentiveness of each and every student. Sensei Wyndham began our day with uras (reversals) of Nihon Goshin Aikido. I was next with how to better connect Nihon Goshin Aikido techniques one with another. Our third session was presented by Jack Walker in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He covered the closed guard, guard variations as well as offensive and defensive maneuvers from the guard. Lastly, Kyoshi Gary Shull taught us how to create small openings in order to create big openings. He also taught us very effective striking zones. We finished the afternoon with a wonderful dinner at the dojo.
I appreciate all the students who traveled from out of town to our dojo in Columbia, SC and those students who helped prior to and after the event. I especially want to thank Becky Wilkerson, Erin Courtney, and Reed Talbot for providing desserts.
I look forward to another training camp soon.
See you on the mats,