Tuesday, 19 June 2007
I decided to start this karate website upon returning to Japan, as in the past I simply kept private notes of my training and experiences here.
I have regularly been coming to Japan to train with Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei since 1993; however, as he passed away last year and I resigned from the JKS, my karate is now taking a new path. While I will continue with what I've been taught, I will also move forward. Consequently, this blog will allow me to update my own karate students, seniors, friends, and family in real time; furthermore, it will also help me to monitor my own training without the worry of misplacing journals, and worse still, countless pieces of note paper!
In sum, this site will be directed by my daily training, instructing and Karate-Do activities. In some way, I hope that it may also help others on their Karate journey.
© André Bertel. Oita-ken, Japan (2007).