|After the oath；
I started Aikido when I was in the first grade of primary school. It will be my ninth year this year. For the last nine years, I met a lot of teachers and Aikido fellows. One of my best memories is that I was
taught the importance of words by Masando Sasaki, Hombu Dojo Shihan, when he came to Osaka, he stayed at my house, and we had a meal together.
This is my second time to participate in the Children’s Aikido Training Meet. I did not think that this important task would come for the second time. But, not everybody can have this experience, so I shall
clasp tightly to the importance of words, and do my best.
However, although I was nervous to face a microphone in front of 2500 people, because of the enthusiastic guidance of Kanazawa shihan in rehearsal, I was able to finish without big mistakes and I really appreciate his help. I want to continue aikido
in the future cherishing both the encounter and the words.
Aikido Senshu Buikukai / Akito Okamoto (Jr. High gr.3)
I began Aikido in the fourth grade of primary
school. It will be my sixth year this
year. At first, I practiced Aikido casually.
However I was taught not only the techniques but also many other
things, I enjoyed Aikido day by day and
was able to have fulfilling Aikido training. This is my
second time to participate in the Children’s
Aikido Training Meet. I was very happy to be chosen the oath, but on the
other hand, I also got very big tension.
On the day of the Meet, I was more nervous than I expected because of the size of the Budokan and the large number
of participants. But I was able to
speak in a surprisingly loud voice, and with cooperation of everyone, finished
successfully and safely. I was
able to perform the following demonstration freely.
I appreciate very much the support for the oath from many people including
teachers. I want to continue to practice
aikido making use of this experience and making
efforts every day in the future.
Senshu Buikukai / Tatsuki Kawasaki (Jr. High gr.3)