Our latest member, Otsuka san

28 years old, Otsuka san has decided to return to doing kendo. He reached 3 dan in high school and after high school, he quit kendo. Tonight was his first practice with us and we all enjoyed his strong, straight and very fine kendo. He is obviously a little rusty after his over 10 year hiatus, but will soon be able to get 4 dan.

Otsuka san and Mori sensei posing in front of the dojo flag.

He told us that he had a very strong 8 dan sensei in high school. It’s easy to see on his kendo that his teacher was great.