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Just came back from Bangkok from the AAF congress. It was a great experience, more than I expected. Seeing the country demonstrations followed by the shihans and doshu was very good. And before that the different classes conducted by the different senseis was also highly instructive. It taught me a lot about how far more I need to keep learning and keep trying to improve as I felt my techniques tend to be weak where by now I should at least be able to do those basics so it's back to the drawing board! I was very impressed with a number of my partners and some of them particularly the senior ones were patient and taught me in the short few minutes I had with each of them for each technique we learned.
More details later but overall a great experience. Not to mention the rip roaring party at the end ...an unexpectedly boisterous party with lots of beer and music to dance to. Also made new friends from the other dojo in Singapore and certainly got to know my own dojo mates better from travelling with them.