Every year when it gets hot outside, we move our training area to a clearing in the woods where nobody can disturb our training. Our group really likes training over there. Hinin Michal said that the place has a special, great climate! The peaceful area between the trees and hill is used to vary every training session (as you can see in the picture - Hinin Michal and Hinin Maciej are warming up).
I opened my dojo 9 months ago. I'm teaching Konigun twice a week. Our Polish part of the Fukuro Family generally has a class of about 9 people, but "extra" students some to train with us in Torun several times a year before Camps with Meijin Jay. During our classes we keep on a schedule pie which covers everything which a new student of Konigun should know. Stretching, gymnastics, stamina, and basic techniques all make our training very interesting. A few weeks ago we bought gloves, casks, and a bag to practice with and get better at everything. We laugh about the fact that we carry our school on our backs because Deshi Adam and I carry all of that stuff to every class on our backs. Of course, we also train with weapons. Our students are learning basic moves with the bokken, bo-staff, or fighting belt.
The students met Meijin Jay for the first time last winter. They were impressed! There was some time for joking and resting, but the whole camp was certainly not for wasting time! We were practicing 8-9 hours a day and after training we were dead on our feet. Now everyone is looking forward to the next camp. We are honored that Meijin is coming to us twice a year to help us improve our skills. We are trying to represent our style as well as we can. Hopefully Konigun Ninjutsu will be strong and popular in Europe pretty soon. We'll do our best to make it happen.
Greetings from Poland! Coming soon: The next edition of Torun Dojo News!