After a comfortable flight I arrived in Pozan airport and was met by the senior instructor Sensei Emil Waszak and his colleagues then after a 3 hour drive we arrived at the hotel, to my delight it was quite grand with a king size bed and a Jacuzzi in the room and with real wood furnishings.
Zary is a town in western Poland with a population of about 45,000 people. I was reminded of my childhood as I left the hotel on my way to the Dojo, the air outside had a tint of coal fires which sent a feeling of memory lane down my spine.
On reaching the Dojo which was somewhat new, I was greeted by about 40 very enthusiastic children all waiting to meet this man from England, after greeting them in Polish with “Good Morning” I started the class, and after an hour of non-stop training they were very happy and so was their parents.
And then it was the turn of the adults and because this group was relatively new to IOGKF the training was concentrated around basic Kata and Applications for 3 hours and would dominate the w/end.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sensei’s Thomasz and Emil and their staff for organising this Gasshuku and look forward to 2010.