Winter camp 2017 has come and gone but it has left indelible footprints. In its wake are left clear and unmistakable signs of progress. We were witness to the graduation of Jason McEvoy to the rank of shodan; a gateway to a deeper level of study. Alone that would be quite satisfying, however the long hours and decades of cumulative dedication of two of our members were made evident in their sandan tests. Alan Tamayo and Ray Easton clearly demonstrated their skill and competence in Sunday's testing.
As Sensei has often said, progress is happiness. Thanks to the continued dedication of our dojo and especially these exemplary aikidoka, we can be both proud and happy.