Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Norway - 07

Jaujau...... I hate packing so i dont do it, instead of sleeping... (very clever....)

Anyways, only hours until 12 icelanders are off to the land of milk and honey. Gonna be fun (I have spoken)

If you need to get in touch with me before the 9th of july, the fastest way will be on my norwegian mobile: +47 45853944

A great gashuko in Fredrikstad and then a week with no karate at all. (WOW!! (Those weeks are quite rare))

Updates on how great the weather was and so on will follow shortly.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Jaujau..... Icehot 2 is over, but the feeling of something very special remains. We arrived on sunday the 10th, unfortunatly without Steve Ubl sensei. He came a day late after a string of bad stuff on his flight. Good thing he was so awesome that he made up for the day he missed, many times over. His karate is so beyond anything i have ever seen from a shotokan karateka. The power, the way of applying techniques, the fluid and fast motions, the creativity of the bunkai, his politeness. All very impressive.

Richard Amos sensei was as usual impeccable. The trainings all in all was balanced and very, very informative. Add to that great weather, fabulous pasta, good location, beach-training, a decent tan and you understand why i am so excited. (Yes, i have decided to forget about the mosquitos and the crappy breakfast)

Other than that we need to find the handsome guy that talked the teachers into coming and made the superduper schedule........ (And give him a raise....... hihi)


Thursday, June 07, 2007


Well, i am impressed.

The Makotokai (truth group) main dojo that i am visiting in Trieste is really impressive. Great facility, friendly people and excellent trainings. And whats even cooler: They will all fight and even small girls hit pretty hard.

I am taking notes and will definatly incorporate some of their drills into our classes. Looking forward to see a bunch of you guys on sunday. (Hopefully my tan will be better than the present by then, though)