Most of you know by now that I was finally successful at my 6th dan grading. As you can see from the photo below, I got a lot of invaluable, one-on-one help from Tajima Makoto sensei (Kyoshi 8 dan) who is kantoku (head instructor) of Shigakukan University in Kagoshima. Now back in Melbourne it's time to focus on ending the year well. We will be having our annual Shochugeiko on Saturday 17 December, from 9am to 5pm. As usual there will be refreshments available but lunch is BYO. This will be our last training for the year. Cost is free to Nanseikan members. $25 for non-members for the whole day.