Monday, 4 January 2021

Welcome to 2021!

Hi all

There isn't a lot of news. Most of the world is still locked down. Perhaps more now than it was a couple of months ago. The new strain of Covid-19 is leading to more restrictions, especially around international travel.

The vaccine is on the horizon, the world may get safer, and we may be able to travel again. For now we have hopes and aspirations, but no plans. We have not scheduled a Gasshuku in Okinawa for 2021. We will get a better idea of how that might eventuate if or how the delayed Olympics happen. 

In the meantime, keep training, and keep communicating.

Sensei Aivaras Engelaitis has a Facebook Group called  "Tairabunkai basics and fundamentals" with about 1400 members now. Aivaras has taken on the burden of trying to lift the level of students so that they may get more benefit from attending future Taira Sensei seminars. Have a look!

Let's all hope that 2021 is a better year, and we progress to a more satisfactory version of "normal"

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Status Update

 Just so you don't think we all stopped training.   The international situation with the COVID-19 virus has disrupted travel everywhere. Entry into Japan is restricted from most of the world, with quarantine requirements. Other countries are in a similar situation. So it's impractical to assume that there will be events in Japan any time soon, or that Sensei will be able to travel to present seminars. 

There has been a bit of activity in Europe. Sensei Aivaras Engelaitis has been running Tairabunkai Fundamentals seminars in Lithuania. If you can travel in Europe, that would have been accessible to you.

Australia has various levels of lockdown, as has New Zealand. International travel is out, and trans-Tasman travel the same. Even interstate in Australia is limited. 

I understand it is similar in the USA, and the border between Canada and the US is  heavily restricted.

The best we can offer is that we have put a few more videos on our YouTube! channel of Sensei teaching.

Kenkyukai students are keen to reconnect, and we're watching and waiting. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

NY and Ontario seminars, and the International Seminar have been cancelled

The continuing COVID-19 situation around the world, and travel restrictions to/from the USA have resulted in the cancellation of the last scheduled seminars for 2020.

We will not be holding seminars in New York or Ontario. The international Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai seminar scheduled for November in Okinawa has also been cancelled.

Doubtless when the internation situation improves and travel can resume we will begin to schedule new events.