This year we had the honor of having Marshall Sensei with us during the Shin-nen-Keiko.
We gathered in OKK's dojo for the annual knowledge test and talk. After that came a delayed Christmas present in the form of Sensei handing out and giving a presentation of his book, fresh from the presses.
By now, there was a hungry gang that headed to a Chinese restaurant for a tasty dinner.
Back to the dojo and (a long) presentation of this year's pictures / texts.
A few hours later, in beautiful sunrise, we met up at the Eco Temple. Monika Sensei had lit marshals and we toasted the new training year with sake.
The training became a calm quiet ”follow-the-leader” or in this case follow-Sensei. Where Sensei led us in a flow from preparatory health / warm up movements through our solo training system.
We continued with sticky hands. And finally, we (including Sensei) got to, one after the other, show off Tanshu.
And then - a late breakfast, or early lunch, in the Copper tent.