Just returned from a weekend of seminars in Adelaide at the NKA association dojos. Great numbers with 102 students on the floor for the Saturday followed by a select group of Professor Steve Miranda’s top Instructors on the Sunday.There were some reps from a few different styles which was also great to see. We covered stand up grappling drills, extensive work on the Black Belt Complexes and some Reality Based training for the street. I can’t tell you how enjoyable it was for me. Why? The respect, passion and hunger for knowledge the attendees showed was heart warming. Steve and Gregg Braum, who arranged the weekend, went out of their way to welcome me into their Karate family and I relish times like this when I can come away knowing I have just made some new friends and that we are all on the same page when it comes to a love of all things Martial Arts. I truly believe that if we can bury the ugly world of politics within styles and just simply spend time together emptying our cups and tasting each other’s tea, we can only get stronger as a Martial Arts community.
Thanks again Steve and Gregg for a great weekend.