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well On Saturday evening I was invited to the first dojo party of 2005.
We all received an e-mail with the directions and also sensei's mobile number.
We where all to arrive at 19:30 or earlier if you had plans, I arrived at 19:30 as I had no plans and kept my calendar open for this evening.
When we arrived (Me and my woman) we where met by Huge guy and his Japanese woman, little Asian guy, Brent Sensei and two cats.
Anette immediately joined in making the sushi as she is the best at it and I gave my resects to Sensei and looked around the flat.
To my suprise it was not as how I expected it at all, no shoji screens nor any swords on the walls, which I expected to see.
The flat was more of an office and nothing more yet one whole wall was Martial arts books and the other was Samurai movies and Shinkendo DvD's...
I was in heaven and then found out that you could borrow books and movies I almost peed in my pants.
We all sat around and watched a Euro sports martial arts demo and then a nice Shinkendo video and chatted away about the dojo and experiences, this was so much fun for me as I have never felt so much a part of something since the army and this was very nice indeed.
Then Brent Sensei sat down with us and toasted so we then all had a nice little shot of Sake.
Then another, then another, then another.
I had to stop as I was feeling kind of drunk and this is truly not my style.
So I calmed and went into the other room where Brent Sensei was showing his sword collection.
He has one that is 450 years old, this could have killed someone!! cool!
We chatted some more and then it was time for us to leave and we got ready and I borrowed 2 books and we went home.
This was a super nice evening and I enjoyed it a lot.