Greeting Towards Aichi Branch 25 anniversary

Dear Seido Family,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Thanks to all of our students and family, the Aichi Branch of the World Seido Karate Organization Japan will reach the major milestone of our 25th anniversary on March 7, 2017.

We couldnft have achieved this without everyonefs encouragement and support from around the world. We have valued all the karateka that have visited and trained with us over the years, everyone who has come to participate in friendly competition and who share our love and respect for Seido Karate. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Go-En, the World Seido Karate Organizationfs 40th Anniversary Celebration, which took place in June this year is still fresh in our minds. This wonderful week went by in the blink of an eye. Many members from Japan participated in this special event and were impressed by the splendid gIchigo-Ichieh spirit. Ichigo-Ichie mean is gOnce-in-a-lifetime opportunityh.

When reflecting on Go-En and the growth of Seido Japan, I attribute the success that wefve achieved to Kaicho. Over the years Kaicho has provided us with guidance and support while giving us the opportunity to lead our branches. He has always given us his time, shared in our challenges and joined us to celebrate our achievements. I appreciate his support very much.

In order to convey the deep gratitude we have for Kaicho and Seido Karate we will be holding the Aichi Branch 25th Anniversary and International Tournament in 2017. It is our pleasure to welcome Kaicho to this special event. In addition to Kaicho we would like to invite all Seido students from Japan and abroad to our 25th Anniversary Celebration and Welcome Dinner on April 29, 2017. We hope many members of our Seido Family can join us at this special event.

We are also excited to announce that another part of our celebration will be Seido Japanfs participation in the gDedication Demonstration (Enbu) and Trainingh which will take place on May 3rd as part of the Taisai (Grand Festival) at Hida Ichinomiya Minashi Shrine in Takayama. This special Grand Festival occurs only every 57 years. We have been invited to participate in this special event and will do a demonstration and have a workout at the shrine. Kaicho will be leading us in the demonstration and workout as part of this once in a lifetime festival.

We are working very hard to commemorate this very special event and hope that youfll be able to join us. Your participation will only make this celebration more special and we look forward to welcoming you to Japan and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Best regards,

World Seido Karate Organization Aichi Branch
Sei Shihan Toshihide Sawahira