by Deborah Maizels
Feeling like the past year went by in a blur, I looked at my calendar to remind myself what actually happened at the dojo in 2019. Turns out that, in addition to a lot of keiko, we had 1 shodan exam and 18 kyu tests (!), workshops with Sawa Sensei and with Kim Sensei, as well as Kangeiko, Tai Sai, the Tahoe Gasshuku, and our Holiday Party. We had our first dojo demo in our new location, transitioned to new leaders for our Kids Program, and 4 of our students traveled to Japan to study with Inagaki Sensei at the Founder's Dojo in Iwama.
All that and we all still found time to hang out together, eat, celebrate, and even take a Dojo field trip to the race track.
Below are some pictures to jog your memory as to what 2019 was like at the dojo.
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