Photos by Dominika Mlynarska.
Last weekend I had the pleasure to host a Katori Shinto Ryu seminar given by my Sensei, Luigi Carniel. Students traveled from Switzerland, England and Italy to attend and to take in the beautiful countryside of Inistioge. This was not only a weekend of insightful training but only a wonderfully social occasion. Everyone stayed at the local BnB, The Woodstock Arms where they were very well looked after by Richard and Annette O’ Keefe, we had a Party there Saturday night with Irish Stew and Trad Music. Criac was had by all.
During the classes Luigi Sensei made many important points. Most relevant to the training of Budo in a general sense. To focus on basics and to consider the meaning of what we do. For Sensei it is very important that the basics are keep to a high standard and that a student never gets complacent, believing they understand something far more than they actually do. He often stresses the importance of always improving our training through consistent diligent practice.
And the more Social side! Photos by Remy and Vinz.
Thanks very much to Luigi Carniel Sensei for a wonderfully insightful Seminar. It was an absolute delight to host such a lovely bunch of people. Thanks to all who attended and helped make this happen. Especially to my wonderful wife Susie for making two delicious meals. To Richard and Annette of the Woodstock Arms BnB who made a great Breakfast! And the musicians who played on Saturday night, Thanks Stefanie and co.
The Woodstock Arms BnB in Inistioge – woodstockarms.ie
Luigi Carniel Sensei. Dojo Neuchatel Switzerland – anamj.ch