|The shomen at the Jundokan dojo - Asato, Okinawa|
I'm looking forward to meeting many of the foreign affiliates to the Jundokan for the first time, having corresponded with a number of them by email over the years. This will be a first for me, and probably a last too. I prefer to visit the dojo, train, learn from my sempai, and friends, and return home having bathed in the atmosphere of the Jundokan for another year.
When the dojo is full of visitors, it will be full of agendas too. I have no doubt that some visitors will be there to grow, while others will be their to gain. Some will promise little and deliver a lot, while others will do the exact opposite.....I only hope my trusting sempai will be able to spot the difference.