Five Things I Like About Being An Uchi Deshi

1. I get to eat as much as I want, (all sorts of foods good, bad, probably not ugly though. I don’t like getting stomach problems).

2. New York is an exciting place to live. I don’t get out a lot but I meet interesting people every day.

3. I like training (when I am not exhausted or sick).

4. I take classes with some of the best instructors in the world and there are plenty of experienced yudansha to give pointers on techniques.

5. Training with beginners is fun. I like to see people learn. Its more fun when the person picks things up quickly, but its also okay when they have difficulty moving their feet.