Chapter Thirteen

THE TRIP TO JAPAN DECEMBER 1989 NOT SO LONG AGO THE LITTLE RESTAURANT – THE ART OF FRIENDSHIP   I meet Hachua san and his lovely wife My first real Japanese meal I’m introduced to rice wine – sake Déjà vu! It was December 1989.  It was my first visit to Japan and Shimizu to […]

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Chapter Twelve

THE TRIP TO JAPAN SEPTEMBER 1996 THE FIRST DAY IN SHIMIZU – OLD MEMORIES.   We are in for a busy time The Yokosuna district of Shimizu The Shimizu Ginza Evening in the ryokan Memories – Starting to train in Kobujutsu – 1985 Some philosophical thoughts We were in for a busy time over the […]

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Chapter Four

THE TRIP TO SHIMIZU MY EARLY LIFE AND GROWING UP IN THE MARTIAL ARTS.   A quick look at my early life Rhodesian army days A personal tragedy I find the martial arts I was born in South Africa and my family moved to Zimbabwe or Rhodesia as it was then called in 1948.  When […]

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Chapter Three

THE TRIP TO SHIMIZU SEPTEMBER 1996 JAPAN – SHIMIZU A FEW YEARS BACK   We arrive in Shimizu from Johannesburg – South Africa It’s a very special visit Shimizu – a mixture of the old and new The founding place of Yuishinkai Kobujutsu We had come to Japan to train and also to take part […]

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