Inoue Kazuyoshi Sensei from Fukuoka came on July 7th and left 17th and left us great
impression as his Club T-shirt says, “Ken Zanmai,” “Absorbed in Kendo.”
Tony Galvez Sensei from Las Vegas is in town. He plans to come to dojo on August 2nd
before going back on August 4th. Come practice with him.
Tanabe Takehito Sensei, Kyoshi 7 Dan, from Tokyo’s Hiroo Gakuen came to Kaimuki on
Sunday, July 30th. He showed his super good kendo. At the end he told us that he
did not just like kendo but very much like kendo. That was why he brought kendo
equipments with him to practice with us during his family vacation. He will be at
Kenshikan Dojo on August 1st and 2nd. Go and practice with him.
Also there was 12 years old, Nobuhiko Tamura from Fukuoka. He practiced with us
willingly not forced by his parents. He will be a good kendoist. He did kaeshido on me
4 times. He will be with us during his father’s tenure at University of Hawaii.
Mr. and Mrs. Hiroshi Sasaki are kind enough to come and be with us from September
22nd till 28th. They will be at our dojo on Wednesday, September 27th. Mark your
calendar and come to our practice. Let us extend our Aloha hospitality toward them.
We are looking for persons who can be Team Hawaii for Pacific Northwest Kendo
Federation’s Tournament on Saturday, November 4th. We want to keep Championship
recaptured last year. Let Seth Harris Sensei know if you want to participate.
Our Club’s yearly fund raise, Zippy’s Ticket Sale, will be a bit earlier this year starting in
the middle of August. Need your help for selling and buying tickets. As you know,
money raised are used not only for our club but also for promoting Kendo in Hawaii.
Wahiawa Kendo Club T-shirts are on sale. The back of T-shirt says, “Kendo will make it
better.” Black in color. The cost is $15 for sizes S, M, L, XL and $17 for XXL.
One parent told me that he congratulated his son because he became a Champion day
before. His son’s reply was, “That was yesterday. I’m no longer a champion today.”
When you become a champion, others practice harder to beat you next time. As soon
as you win, you start practicing in order to maintain the championship. On the other
hand, if you lose in a tournament, it is not the end of your life. You can practice more to
get better results next time.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
It is more important to come out of losses, failures and mistakes and try hard to become
a successful person. That is what we should apply to our lives by learning through
Iwao Sato, Chief Instructor
Wahiawa Kendo Club