|Click on this photo for a larger
image of the iaido class receiving some instruction.
|Practice under the watchful eye
of one of the local 7dan instructors. Class is held in a former arena
(affectionately nick-named pygmy garderns) which in an ever earlier
life seems to have been an aircraft hanger.
|Every inch of the former arena
surface is taken up when iaido classes are in "full swing". Students
are usually arranged in groups from the highest ranks at the far end to
|First timers may be behind the
camera here, or perhaps in another room where they'll get a great
introduction to the arts.
|In another gym, this one a bit
smaller, the jodo students are working hard as well. In the foreground
we see two students from Chile.
|Your intrepid reporter with his
construction beard after a few months of winter construction.
Many thanks to Jamie MacDonald for his photos.