Archive for March 2016

OKINAWA TRIP 9: RYUKYU MURA

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger On part two of our Monday in Okinawa, we drove out to Ryukyu Mura.  Yes, I was the person taking pictures of school children.  They ALL wear uniforms and carry large, expensive backpacks.  They use the same backpack for years, even throughout all of their schooling.  I thought our children and teens…

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OKINAWA TRIP 8: SURVIVING MONDAY MORNING TRAINING

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger After our day of rest, we started Monday morning raring to go.  We went to Depue Renshi’s dojo to train.  It was adjacent to a freeway overpass.  This beautiful, large dojo is owned by the Okinawan government.  This is similar to the budokan in Naha, Okinawa, and other budokans in Japan that…

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OKINAWA TRIP 7: BEACH, AMERICAN VILLAGE AND DOJO BAR

By Jenifer Tull-Gauger   On Sunday, we finally got time to relax and try to acclimate.  In the morning we went to Araha Beach – this time to just hang out, and with no camera crew watching.  I went beach-combing.  The shells were very small, and/or broken.  We waded in the jellyfish net area.  The…

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