Report on Goju, Shotokan & Shito-ryu Dojo visits in USA
by Sensei Garry Edwards, 4th Dan
This article highlights my training in the 2nd half of my trip to the USA & Canada in October 2006. The first half of the trip involved training with the sensei who sat on my belt test panel for my 4th Dan.
After a very successful grading by all and a brief holiday in San Francisco and Las Vegas I headed up to Toronto, Canada to visit some friends. On Monday the 30th of October I rang Shihan Yabunaka (Goju Kai chief instructor of Seiwa Kai for North America) and asked for his permission to attend one of his training sessions that night (pictured below; full profile at: http://www.seiwakai.net/Instructors/IsaoYabunaka/isaoyabunaka.html).
Sensei (pictured above with myself and his senior students) was very friendly and helpful on the phone and was more than happy for me to come and train with them. Monday was a good night as this was there advanced black belt class with some high kyu grades training as well.