|beachtime, photo, collage & digital|
The day after the big tournament,
when everyone is weary ... we go to day class!
A very long time ago, Demura Sensei once told our class
when talking about tournaments & competition ...
"the real champions are in class the next day."
That stayed with us, and so we show up.
Many had to leave for destinations all over the globe,
some were still here to get in training before heading home.
|Canada & Demura Sensei|
|England & Demura Sensei|
|Venezuela & Demura Sensei|
|Germany & Demura Sensei|
|Florida & Demura Sensei|
|Kansas & Demura Sensei|
|Ohio & Demura Sensei|
|Indiana & Demura Sensei|
|North Carolina & Demura Sensei|
|New York & Demura Sensei|
|CA Hombu Dojo & Demura Sensei|
A great class, thank you Demura Sensei!
59 degrees, rainy, Santa Ana, CA
|2:30 PM 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA|
One of Sunday's special guests at Demura Sensei's tournament
was Lyoto Machida, famous Brazilian Shoto-kan competitor.
|Lyoto Machida, Chris Ford, Chinzo Machida, photo by Mei Ping Okumura|
|Lyoto Machida, photo by Thanh Nguyen|
|Bob Cherone & Lyoto Machida|
I am a big fan.
I think the tournament directors might have known, and
assigned me to ring 6 at the far end of the event center.
Knowing I wouldn't be able to bother Mr. Machida.