Finally time to sit down and reflect on the past 11 days! GM Dominick Giacobbe arrived with us on Friday, 26th October - his birthday - and after a celebration meal that night, he travelled to London to meet Master Stephane Huguier and watched
this beloved Philadelphia Eagles romp to victory at Wembley. Returning late on Sunday evening, we went hunting for food in a country that closes at 10pm on Sundays...God bless late night garages!
T'ai Chi on Monday morning and a seminar with Mercia Tang Soo Do and Martyn Hubbard, followed by a great late night chat over dinner.
Tuesday, GM managed to grab a little downtime and took a tour of Birmingham and its canals, before another seminar with the ATMA and
Mercia, studying Sip Sae. Master Kim Rogers had prepared a beautiful cake to celebrate both GM's birthday and his 50 years in Tang Soo Do, which was shared out after class...if you missed that, you missed a treat!
Wednesday, we drove down to Cardiff
to meet with Master Viv Thomas and Master Sian Hesketh for a black belt grading later that evening in Bridgend. A great performance by the candidates and our Tang Soo Do family spirit shone both at the grading and the dinner afterwards.
we drove from Cardiff to Heathrow, where GM hopped on a plane to visit with Master Stephane Huguier for a black belt grading and seminar, before returning to the UK on Saturday morning for a seminar covering the dagger forms - lots to remember, but great to
feel the old way of the forms.
We rounded off the week on Sunday morning with a small Ti Ji Nae Bu seminar in Meriden, leaving us feeling totally relaxed and refreshed! A nice family meal at Carluccio's in Solihull on the Sunday night and GM flew back
to the USA on Monday afternoon.
A packed week, but such a productive week of learning. Even travelling with GM, I learn so much in addition to the physical training. Good company....good times. Thank you for your visit, Sir...Tang Soo!
should I say, 'Jolly Good! Tally Ho...Toodle Pip...Spot On! 😂😂)