What a great week this has been!
Tuesday morning met with the supervisors of UF police department and showed / taught them a number of close in disarming and last resort to ambush techniques. They liked what we showed them. The chief even approved a newer escort technique using the elbow start of Nanakyo (the seventh technique). They also liked Ude osai (Arm pin down) as much better than the arm bar technique that has been taught for years.
Wednesday afternoon we had 12 kids (ages 6 - 11) come from Sun Country, a training center aimed for kids in Jonesville, west of Gainesville. They were interested in Japanese culture and wanted to see an Iaido and Aikido demonstration. We also taught them some simple techniques and had them throwing everybody. They had a ball and so did we.
Friday we went to the Fox Club at The Village, a big retirement community across from the Santa Fe College. They are holding an Asian themed fund raiser on April 10 and want an Iaido demonstration. We can do that.
Today, Saturday 3/21/15, I gave an Iaido demonstration for the UF Japanese Culture Club. We were the first thing on the agenda so the full crowd did not get to see it, but there still must have been 20-30 people there who were interested in what we (Keith and I) had to show. It went well.
It sure would be wonderful to have a bunch of weeks like this! Nothing produced income yet, but every pair of eyes watching has potential.
Tom Huffman (352) 494-7816
4424 SW 35th Terrace Suite 4
Gainesville, FL 32608
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