Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 1678: The day after ...






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.





 


A smile for Tuesday ...


THAT feeling ...



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