A long walk to the top, pictured here with some of the instructors. Sosai mentioned about continuing upwards without a rest. Hard to do under these circumstances, it was cold and icy but everyone made it without any injuries. The rest of the camp was at sea level and inside [...]
Well by know everyone is back in their own countries after a hectic few days in Japan. The World tournament is only held every four years, but what a tournament, on the final day Tokyo metropolitan Gymnasium was sold out. The atmosphere was electric, for those who had travelled from [...]
On the left that's me under the famous winter camp water fall. While most students did not really stand directly under the water I decided I would. Which meant I had a bad headache from the water pounding on my head, good days. On the right is me trying to [...]
Sosai would often take photographs with the foreigners and instructors at the summer camps. I think this is from the 1971 camp. We lived in a school and slept on mattresses on the floor. The food was not so good as far as I remember.
This photograph was taken the first year I was living in Japan. I am not sure where it was taken. From the left is Soeno Sensei, Matishima Sensei and Oyama Sensei who was the chief instructor at Honbu. Not to be confused with Sosai Oyama, just the same name. All [...]