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I arrived at the dojo ahead of everyone else. I had just adjusted and began sweeping the mats when someone walked in and said, "Hi Dante."
I immediately recognized her face. It was Wynn (sp?) from the Shugenkai group that practices out of Denver, Colorado. She was visiting Las Vegas and decided to pop in for practice. I was, of course, elated as I had originally met her at our dojo last year when the Shugenkai group had their annual seminar in Las Vegas at our dojo.
It's refreshing to see people from other dojos - and a completely different organization for that matter. Shugenkai is of the Ki Society (while ours is whithin the ASU tradition.) Practicing with Wynn was wonderful in that she added perspectives to techniques practiced by her dojo.
I hope someday to also be able to visit the Denver Shugenkai dojo. I was able to meet and make good acquaintances with some wonderful people from last year's seminar.