Just wanted to let you know that I still have write-ups and pictures prepared for the last few days of training, including Day 8 of Iaido in Tokyo and 4 days of Kyudo in Chiba. Just need the energy and time to finalize them.
Also, some of you may have noticed a new page tab at the top. I've summarized the links to the Asia Trip 2012 posts to make it easier to reference.
Anyways, while I've been recovering from jet lag and unable to post, I've still be reading (or re-reading) other blogs including this one from Andy Watson of the UK: http://iaidojodotraining.blogspot.ca/2012/05/sensei-personal-take.html
During our trip from Okayama to Tokyo to Narita, we trained or visited over 6 different dojos. The Sensei and training environments all have an unique feel that is very hard to explain.
- Sensei Teaching Style
- Sensei Presence and Attitude towards students
- Dojo environment: Attitude of the students
- Dojo environment: Physical training space
Personally, I don't have the literary talents to write a blog entry on this, but perhaps we can convince Michael to write something on his blog.