July saw the arrival of the dojo’s first ever regular student. Dawn San had her first lesson around the middle of the month and enjoyed it enough to want to sign up and come back the following week. She had never tried a Martial Art before so the experience of her first Chidokan lesson was unique. For the rest of us it was a painful,but all too familiar reminder that no matter how often you train, you can NEVER get enough of the basics.
Dawn San’s first lesson began with Saiken and an introduction to Gedan-Barrai. It was great to see Dawn San start to develop the technique within the lesson and by the end of the month she had started learning Taikyoko-Shodan. She had also brought a Gi.