Last week I was at the UKA Summer Camp again. And hat wrist grabby, knee sorey, skirt wearing fun it was 🙂
Seeing old friends like Polish Pete and making news ones from Serbia, Greece and France
Catching Mr Sugwara doing his bokken practice at 6.30 am on a misty field
Being knocked semi-conscious by Philip Smith and having a minor hernia the day before (ah, I miss my dojo rat days!)
Morning weapons practice with Peter Brady
Sharing my “applied aiki” AE/ Holistics work in the evenings
Being presented my shodan certificate from Hombu along with friend Daniel North (pictured)
I decided to camp this time around which was wet and uncomfortable after 6 hrs of training a day, but also fun – thanks Andy. As normal the social life was good too, with the warm family atmosphere that Shihan William Smith established still going strong.