Aikido Meiryukan held its 4th annual Winter training on Saturday, February the 1st at the Kasukabe City Budokan. The 1st class began at 9:30am and the last finished at 4pm. Almost 100 people, kids and adults, showed up throughout the day. 44 of them for all 5 classes!
The weather was great and the energy outstanding. Before we knew it the day was over. Thanks to all the Meiryukan instructors for their help. With the kids tournament just a few days away, we had to split them all up in to their specific groups to concentrate on the set techniques.
Concentrate, being the key word...5 hours is long even for adults. 7 and 8 years old staying focused for a full day of aikido is the real challenge of Meiryukan Kangeiko. Keeping them enthusiastic is our goal as instructors. For the most part, mission accomplished! Best of luck on the 11th.