|Some of the attendees at the party|
A farewell party was held at the Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan Dojo on Wednesday, February 25. Aragaki Kancho and his family kindly provided splendid catering for dojo students old and new. Many "old faces" turned up, and there were members from Japan, China and Europe, revealing the far-reaching impact of the dojo's teaching over both time and geography. A wonderful if poignant time was had by all. The final days of training are February 27 for adult classes, and February 28 for kids.