It is time for another installment of Majoshu news from the crazy Northern ninjas. The big news from our part of the world is that we have officially opened a new dojo! We are currently teaching Konigun at the school on three days a week, and basic self defense (for those who are not quite up for Konigun-style contact) on another two days of the week. Taibushi Bonnie is working on her schedule to begin running weapons camps at least once a month as well.
The dojo is smallish, but bright with a padded floor and plenty of parking. It is refreshing for us to have an indoor area big enough to run a kata in without resetting after all of our practice in the snow over past years. Teaching publicly is a big step for the Majoshu family, since we have been taking only those students who have managed to track us down in our incognito status over the past few years. It is still a small class, we range from class sizes of four to twelve, but we take advantage of that to make sure that everyone gets plenty of individual attention and instruction during class time. The student count right now splits evenly between Majoshu and Kanshisha, so we combine our classes.
As usual, I'm thinking that the Majoshu students are going to be the ones that everyone at camp shies away from until they decide whether we're all crazy or if it is just Taibushi. My personal opinion is that Taibushi is perfectly normal and that her students exaggerate...but then again since I AM Taibushi I might be slightly biased. Majoshu will report in again within a few months, hopefully to report a bigger student count. Until then, if you're reading this and not already a Konigun student you can click on the dojo links page if you are from the Central New England area and are interested in training.