The 12th of September was an exceptional occasion for us this year. Our club had the honour of a visit from 2 great karate-ka from Nagasaki. Sensei Fumio Shiki and Sensei Hatsumi Kataoka, chairman and Chief referee of the Nagasaki Karate Association. It was the first time the gentlemen had visited Aberdeen and Scotland. It was a great honour for us to have them visit our Karate club, travelling from Japan.
The previous evening a special Samurai Dinner was held at the Trinity Hall where Lord Charles Bruce and Ronnie Watt presented the Japanese instructors with Samurai Awards. The Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh Mr Takaoka also travelled up to join them at the dinner. Mr Takaoka is a great supporter of our Karate.