I'm writing this actually an hour before my departure to Poland. Wish me luck! And thank you so much for donating for my trip. I will remember your face when I'm drinking beer in Poland... na zdrowia! :-)
We saw many trial students this month, and a couple of them joined. It's always nice to get new students, but where are some of our old timers?? We want you to come back, too!
I have a report: I got a new gi! It was actually a gift from the ITKF for competing in a tournament in San Diego. It is a special ITKF official gi, and so far only 22 of them have been produced. It's basically the same style as KI's Mugen gi, with a different label and a Japanese writing embroidered on the back of neck. This one surprisingly fits me well, but it feels a little bulky. I hope it will shrink a little more over time. Speaking of shrinkage, I measure the pants length and sleeve length before/after a wash. Sleeve did not shrink much: only 1/4", but the pants shrunk a lot: 1.5". I was surprised that the sleeves didn't shrink. And thanks to the pants getting shorter after a wash, I didn't have to alter them!
OK, I'll update again when I'm back. Oh, our tournament is coming up in little over a month; get ready!