nb, both of my aikido teachers at RYA are Senshusei course graduates, at a time when the course was even harder than what is described below. They appear in Robert Twigger's book.
|It was a riot: Carter and classmates pose for a shot with the riot police who joined them on the 11-month Senshusei Aikido course at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo. ANDREW CARTER|
THE ZEIT GIST
Battered Briton survives aikido ordeal
Punishing course leaves Englishman bruised but hungry for more 'cultivation'
By DAMIEN OKADO-GOUGH
|Eyesore: Andrew Carter sports a shiner after his first session at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo in Tokyo last year. TIES BEEK|