Raffi Derderian wrote:
It takes a ton of work to put this on, not to mention the stress. Your efforts are appreciated on this end from all of us.
This is codespeak for 'Please don't retire because NONE of us want this important but thankless task every year.
' Those of us who run dojos, have run tournaments, or have sponsored camps understand the tremendous work and leadership it takes to keep this going.
That goes for Susan too!
Good times at the camp. Most of the usual super-experts were there, and there was plenty of opportunity to exchange information and recharge the batteries. Other than my own participation, I got some personal feedback and advice that may result in at least one martial periodical publication. Without these exchanges, we plateau; with them we grow in ways we can't imagine.