Senseis from the dojo recently returned from a 4 day yudansha gasshuku at the permanent dojo in Scottsdale, AZ http://shoshinaz.org/. The first day was focused strictly on Iai from the Muso Jikiden Eishen Ryu system. We worked lots of Mae Kata and even learned some new kata, as well as trained up a 2 person bokken kata. Days 2, 3, and 4 were filled with a variety of training from the Shoshin Ryu curriculum. It is always humbling to see how broad our art is and how talented the people are. It was a great opportunity to share information and reconnect with friends from other parts of the country. Special thanks to Sensei Coniaris and his wife Donna for being such amazing hosts.