The year's just begun and the first real workout I had to attend was the blackbelt workout that the Kodenkan holds every so often. It's an all day thing of seminars for different martial arts that is mandatory and exclusive to the yudansha.
I was glad to see most of our battodo yudansha who were in town attending and working out. We learned new things outside of swordfighting: jujitsu, karate, and knife fighting.
I took the jujitsu seminars and found one or two of the basic… Continue