On Sunday, August 9th I attended the "Ryu Summer Festival". This was the first time at a Ryu party as a guest and not staff. Still a little tough making that transition, felt like I should be doing something the whole time... However, it was nice getting to chat with some people who I don't get to see much anymore.
This year, the atmosphere was a bit more laid back (maybe that was partly because I wasn't working...:). There were food vendors, tables set up outside, a kodan performance, and live music from past Ryu member, Almir. Now everyone is on summer obon holidays and will be back at the dojo on the 18th. Enjoy the time off!