Kangeiko - A Week of 7 days early training, saying hello to the New Year
- by Claudia Schaefer
Saturday 12 January, I get on the plane to Japan, Tokyo. I am prepared for one week early training.
Kangeiko - one week of early morning training, I have no idea what I was getting myself into, Birgit has just written, it will be a special training. Ok, so let’s have a look what "special training" means to the Japanese. For me anyway it is a special training because I will train in the Tendokan.
I arrive on Sunday afternoon shortly before training starts in the Tendokan and take the chance to watch the Sunday-Training. Due to the of the fatigue of the flight I do not want to participate. My concentration is not very good and I'm tired from the flight. I watch the training and am again fascinated how light and easy Aikido looks and functions. Everyone is training diligently and with full concentration, I already regret that I have not participated. But safety comes first and my concentration lasts only for a few minutes, than my thoughts start wandering. The Kangeiko-week starts the next morning, so I do not have to wait long for my first training session.