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Strengthening my KIAI in the US

por Martins - US/Miami - 19-Nov-2018

Knowing that I would travel to the US in November, I made plans with Senpai Takeshi during the Kenjutsu World Cup in Sao Paulo last October to visit the NITEN Dojo in Florida.

Even though it was a vacation trip with my family, I couldn’t let go the opportunity to strengthen my KIAI while there.

Having driven 4 hours in a row the night before and slept less than 4 hours, I had to practice Hagakure vote #1 to get to the DOJO in time.

Seeing all my colleagues in Kimonos and hakamas made me feel home immediately.

I say "Oyahou gozaimassu yorishiku onegai shimassu" and I hear a welcoming and familiar HAI in a different language.

Senpai Takeshi had me practice (fight) with everybody, which gave me the opportunity to exchange experiences with each one of the students.

Last but not least, Senpai Takeshi shared an unique perspective on Hagakure vote #1 during “Momentos de Ouro”: If you fail, do not even apologize

Domo arigato gozaimashita, Senpai Takeshi!

Looking forward to visiting the NITEN DOJO in Florida in my next trip (business or leisure).


Martins - Niten Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).


Viggiano - MiamiHai, Arigatou Gozaimashita Senpai Martin!

I enjoyed our fight, it is good to train with someone with more experience. it is a whole different energy. Even though it was short I learned a lot from it.

Arigatou Gozaimashita again for coming until next time!


Juan Borrero - Fort LAuderdale, FloridaDomo Arigatou Gouzaimashita Senpai Martins!

It was a pleasure to have you in the dojo, experience new energies, and most importantly cross the path of the swords for each person`s personal growth. We look forward to your next visit.

Sayounara, Arigatou Gouzaimashita,

Takeshi - MiamiDomo Agiratou Gozaimashita Martins !
We are looking forward to practice with you again in the near future.

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