~ Fall down 7 times, rise up 8! ~
When a work assignment sent me to New Zealand’s Christchurch for 2 weeks, I was naturally excited at the prospect of practicing kendo with new people and experiencing a part of the world that I have not yet visited.
Following advice from the New Zealand Kendo Renmei’s president, Shizuoka based Graham Sayer-sensei, I promptly made contact with Dr Blake Bennett who kindly invited me to attend practice with Seitou Kenyukai (Canterbury Kendo Club) at Chuseikan Dojo.
With camera and bougu packed, I was on my way to practice in the 3rd southernmost kendojo in the world! Continue reading