This morning, we opened the training season 2017. The valiant heroes who got up at 5 am to exercise in snow and cold were richly rewarded.
Snow started falling just after 7 am. Before, we had fun practicing our balance on ice, doing kicks. We circled a few trees thereafter, hitting them and then each other. A few hundred kicks against the oak trees and at last there was an immaculate snow cover on the ground around us. We traced Katas in the snow. See attached picture of a decorous Heian Shodan kanji made by Sarah.
On our way home we mercilessly cut the snow flakes in the air to pieces. We were back in the warm at a quarter to ten.
The year may hence begin … hope everyone will have lots of fun,