"To understand my excitement over Sensei's visit to the United States
Over my year of training at the Abasto and Recoleta schools, my colleagues would often describe their experiences training with Sensei in Brazil. So when Sensei came to visit Buenos Aires for a gashuku (a special intense training session), I leapt at the opportunity to attend. The gashuku was everything I had hoped: informative, fun, and energizing, but its ending was bittersweet. I was planning my move back to the U.S. shortly after the gashuku and wondered if I would ever have the chance to train with Sensei again.
With this in mind, it is easy to understand my excitement to hear that Sensei was planning to hold a gashuku in Miami, the first of its kind in the U.S. This was the beginning for Niten in a new country, my country, and a chance to introduce others to a culture and mentality that I respect so much. I cannot thank Sensei enough for the opportunity to assist him in this effort and look forward to helping grow the Niten Institute in America. "
Takeshi Kamimura, Sensei and Thomas Spanos
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