On my little kick of 'appreciate your sensei', did you know that when Taira sensei decided to establish the Okinawa Gojuryu Kenkyukai, he went off and studied calligraphy so that he could do the membership and dan grade certificates well? At seminars he spends hours of his 'rest time' laboriously hand brushing the certificates.
Tbis is in line with his desire to have personal training time between seminars and visits.
He wants to ensure that he improves himself to offer more to us.
One more reason to follow his teachings and to respect his desires.