viernes, 6 de febrero de 2015


Special, almost surprise, training this last week. Jaume, from Mallorca, had to come to Barcelona and managed to set some time for us, Tuesday and Thursday, to train Tatsumi and kendo with us.

We had time to visit iaijutsu and kenjutsu, to focus on the correct forms of kiai and the proper flow of movements, besides more specific details.

The way our timetables ended up meant we didn't manage as many people as we'd have liked, nor as long, but it was a good training.

Tatsumi keeps on going.

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2014

The guys from Mallorca are back!

First joint training this season with our partners from Mallorca. In the words of our partner, A:

Great training this weekend. Sensei Gamundi has brought us, as always, knowledge, quality and work.

Simply astounding

Thanks to our friends from Mallorca, who came here.

The doo is your home.

We've had work, corrections, details, assesments. And, most importantly, laughter, jokes and a lot of good feeling.

Hugs to you all.

And the next one in Mallorca.

jueves, 3 de abril de 2014

Flowing back

Last month, we were glad to receive our partners from Mallorca, for some training. Last weekend, it was their turn to host us.

Sadly, only a couple of us could make it, but we managed to train for a total of four half-day sessions, starting Friday night.

We trained mostly kenjutsu, constrained by the hassle of shipping iaito to the islands, trying to get the stress-relax timing right. Then, also some yawara and shuriken training. We need more work, but it feels in the right direction, filling up holes in mechanics that had crept up these last years.

Take care.

jueves, 27 de febrero de 2014

The river flows because it lives

Sorry, I got poetic. It wasn't my first intention.

Last weekend we finally managed to restart common training. With a vengeance. After years of trying, we managed a common meeting with the people from Mallorca, even if some people from the Balearic Islands couldn't make it. A day and a half, plus a bit on Friday night, thanks to a friendly dojo where some of us have found a new training home. Plus, we also managed to get in touch with former students of Tatsumi who'd been confused with recent changes.

Tired, a tad sore, happy.

Old training places wither, new ones emerge. But Tatsumi-Spain is still alive.