The Santa Cruz Matsubayashi Dojo held a dojo opening event and karate seminar Aug. 31-Sept. 1 2019. Tome Sensei, Hanshi, and Arakaki Toshimune Sensei, Renshi, came to California from Okinawa in order to teach the seminar and enjoy the activities. We were fortunate to have karate friends join us from all over, including New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Everyone here indeed helped to honor the new dojo space. Over the course of the weekend, we all enjoyed the teachings from Tome Sensei and Arakaki Sensei and the social networking with each other. During the main event, we had at least 40 people on site watching Okinawan dance and karate demonstrations and partaking of nice food and drink. We extend our extreme gratitude to those who helped us christen the new dojo.
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