Last weekend I joined in a tai chi camp in Mt. Sangane with a friend of mine Michi-pon. The hotel in which the camp was held is located on the top of the mountain and you see the sea and some islands on it there.
My friend and I arrived at the hotel around noon and had lunch there since the time we were supposed to register was at one o’clock in the afternoon. We were notified about our room at the counter after the register, and went to the room when other two people had already been there.
They are Kikuko and Yoshiko. According to them, they live near the hotel and the both of them have quite upper level certificates: pre-master. They were really nice and kind. I asked Kikuko to buy the same T-shirt she was wearing and sent it to me since I really liked hers. On her T-shirt giant pandas were doing tai chi! That was so cute!
Around six o’clock we had a feast. The dinner was quite gorgeous and delicious, but fish, fish, fish, fish, fish, fish… I thought I didn’t want to see fish for a while…
Next morning, I got up at five o’clock! We had to go to the ground by 6:30 in the morning for practicing. You know, I usually sleep that time…So it was quite tough for me to exist outside before 6:30.
But it was very nice to exercise outside in the morning. I felt good after doing tai chi. I was hungry! We went to the dinning right away.
After breakfast, we went to the ground and did tai chi together. Then the exam for master certificate was held. There were 40 applicants for it. They looked very nervous before doing, but they made big smiles when they got applause later.
And then teachers performed. We did tai chi together and finally the camp was finish. At the practice, Kikuko’s husband said to my friend and me, "The both of you looked very happy while doing tai chi. I remembered when I started tai chi!"