Sunday 7 June 2020

Thinking of Asai Sensei

Today, Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei would have turned 85.

 Recently, I have been reviewing all the kata that he introduced, most of which I learned directly from him. This is a process I regularly do, even though I only specialize in a handful of kata.

Today’s training was again focused on 雷光 (Raiko), which I have been reviewing from my notes. I’m also working on the five 常行 (Joko) for my kihon, of which I was bestowed unique renditions.

I’m very thankful to Asai Sensei for his mentorship—and will continue to strive for improvement—as he encouraged me to do.

The journey continues... The memories give power.



© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2020).

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