I would like to extend a very warm and deep from the heart Thank You
to all who attended the TC class at the BUKA on Monday the 14th of August.
We set a new record for attendance for participants (17) and observers (3).
We had in attendance as observers:
Sensei Mattson (Thank You, Sensei, for a wonderful camp), Peter Blackman (who had an unfortunate accident a month ago and ripped his left achillies tendon) and Lori MD from Canada who was not feeling well. (Hope you are feeling better now Lori and stay away from futons who attack
Also from Cananda, participating in class was Foster, Peter, Mary S (whom I thank once again for purchusing a BUKA t-Shirt) and Marcie.
Another group of participants, was the Argentenians who attended the summer camp: Carlos, Leohandro, Manuel and Juan (I am not sure if I am right about the last two names), and their intrepreter Enrique.
Also first timer Dave Hovey from Rhode Island, frequent TC students Fedele Cacia and Gary Santaniello, and making his second appearance at the BUKA was JD (Doctor X to you forumites).
Last but not least, the BUKA TC members who attended: Fred Channell, Rico Paone, Kevin Mackie, and I were eager to demonstrate what the class was all about.
And THANKS to one of the greatest teachers I know; Sensei Van Canna for making all this possible.
The energy was so intense I could have sworn that the walls were moving in and out as each one performed their katas at lightening speed and devistating power. The Argentinians are very quick learners and the Canadians have grasped the concept well.
As a group or individually, everone was very good.
I made many new friends and I am extreemly proud to be a member of the Uechi-ryu community with all these wonderful people who I met at the summer camp and at my dojo.
I welcome back all who have attended this special TC Class any time they are in the area.
This has been one class that will forever remain in my memory and I will always reflect back on as one of my most cherished workouts in my 21 year study of Uechi-ryu.