I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the seasonal change.... I love fall, I think it is my favorite time of the year.
OnSeptember 13th, Honbu had the annual Mas Oyama Memorial Tournament and I was sick on the day... I actually spent the day in the hospital. It was just a high fever but I was worried it might be the flu or Dengu fever so I checked in first thing in the morning. I was run down from tournament preparation I guess I caught something in the air and the tests all came back clean but I fell asleep at the hospital while attached to the IV drip. lol. Sorry for worrying some of you.
As for the tournament everything went fantastically.
Thanks to everyone and to all our loving supporters, we already miss you.
Please go to Honbu webiste for pictures etc. And Kancho's Facebook....
Hey Everyone...It's been a while to come to this blog... How is everyone doing?
I got quite a few emails asking me if I abandoned this blogsite. The answer is no, my intention is to blog more often but my schedule is a bit too binding. And this is my son's final year in high school... Ya! So my time was occupied with his decision to go to university or work or both...
As for Honbu we are all doing fine. There is steady support from the black belts and interestingly, all of them trained at Honbu under Sosai but never went on to open a dojo or become a branch chief. Some were recruited but had to forego the chance for one reason or another. It is nice to see and feel the camaraderie with Kancho.
Oh another news is my husband formerly Yoshikazu Suzuki, legally changed his last name to Oyama. So if anyone wonders getting his name card or hearing thru the grapevines, it is not just nickname we randomly picked for him to call himself. Lol. Seriously, it was huge decision for him. He had been thinking a while (and he does take his time deciding) even though he does not say much to me.
In his welcome speech at my father's 20th Memorial Ceremony held at both Gokokuji Temple (family and close relations only) and celebrated IKO Kyokushinkaikan Honbu's 50th year, I felt it was his own way of publicly renewing his commitment to Mas Oyama's Kyokushin Karate.
I just had to go back and see when I wrote my last blog, and it was 7months ago!
I have twitter account but is is not public so let me know if you want to follow me. Or email me if you want to ask me questions or want me to address any topic you want to ask.
I have been blogging more steadily at Ameba blog site but it is mostly in Japanese but do visit if you are interested.
I swung by this blog site and I was so touched that so many still stopped by here!
And thank you very much for all the supportive messages. I don't travel for the organization as much as I used to so
it is lovely to hear from you guys（≧∇≦）。
Someone asked what I had been up to, both personally and in regards to
Kyokushin kaikan so I will share here what I been doing in 2013 and my plans for the coming year^_^。
I still work the same job but I was moved to a bigger law firm. It was always on my "necessary-to -do-list" to get more familiar with business management so it was a perfect arrangement for me. I still practice yoga and do translations.
Organizationally, we are doing steadily, thanks to all the support we get from steady supporters.
The rights department faces with the usual difficulty for treating delinquent
(And pretentious) karate-dojo -owners who charges to "teach Kyokushin karate" to unassuming prospects(ｰ ｰ;).
On the bright side because they gather to a similar "space" where similar energies cluster,
this has made our job much easier to distinguish who is doing what, and with what kind of intention.
Makes our job much easier, it is even easing to my conscience.lol.
I finally found someone who will design my website...which I know I have been saying to do! But I
finally feel I found the perfect designer ! I tried using pictures and graphic designs but it didn't fit what I was looking for. This person draws for individual clients which will represent the uniqueness
for the website
Anyway have a great rest of 2014. I will be back to write more and