While in the congratulatory mode, I just wanted to make mention of Tom Johnson sensei’s success this weekend in Japan for having passed his Godan examination in Jodo.
Tom sensei was one of two Australians to pass the Godan exam this weekend. The exam often has a pass rate of less than 25 percent. Success in a first attempt is unusual, and Tom’s result is a clear validation of the extensive work he has done in preparation and frequent trips to receive high level instruction.
I will look forward to catching up with him in a fortnight!