Thursday, December 23, 2010

Last Official Class of 2010

2010 has come and gone, and here are a couple of shots of our last official class of 2010.  Classes will .resume on Tuesday, January 5th, 2011. 




The hakama folding table.

Maki and Sensei

Koji-san, Maki, Mike, Shirley, Yi and Turbo

Peter and Maki
Maki and Shirley

Ron-san and Maki

Lunch at the village...Left to right: Maki, Mike, Hiroki, Turbo, Konstantine, Yi, Junichi-san, Andrew, and Sensei.

Maki's farewell dinner

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Iaido Christmas Party 2010

...And Richard T's farewell party.

From left to right:  Turbo, Hiroki, Nao, Shirley, Konstantine, Vincent, Andre hidden behind Richard, Ayako, and Sensei.

Sushi, what else?  As usual, we got the world's supply of sushi from Sushi King.

Koji-san prepares his frozen baguettes.

Yi and her friend made special cookies just for the party - katana cookies!  And if you look real close, they even included a bo-hi in every blade!

Yi's friend, Yi, Shirley and Hiroki.

Prawn cocktail courtesy of Shirey
Sensei and Ayako

Vince, Rich and Konstantine

Koji-san, Sensei and Andre

Vince and one of Richard's suburi bokuto.

It's abit heavier than it looks.

And of course Richard's field sword has to make an appearance at every iaido get together.

It's like the iaido version of Santa Claus, everyone wants to take a picture with Rich and his monster.

Back to suburi practice...

Sensei and Bahman

Shirley and Ayako's muffins.

Way to go Yi!  Brand new to the dojo, but with as much spirit and enthusiasm as any senior member.

Dessert's ready.

Yi's cookies get the boss' approval.

Breathe between bites Vince...

Richard getting some fatherly advice before his departure back east.

Peter P. and Yi

Ayako and Shirley start the seiza club

Some of Peter C's paintings

What kind of iaido party would it be with a good old samurai movie?

Maki-chan, the late arrival....kawaiso.....all the oishi food is gone!