In the Spring it is Kansas, then Summer begins with our longest road trip - to Sensei Stoner's Dojo in Pennsylvania. Like our Kansas / Missouri friends, Mr. Stoner and his group have meant a great deal to us as we have worked to establish Itosu-Kai in Minnesota, and our friendship goes back many years. In addition to the tournament and seminars with Shihan Demura, this years event featured
instruction by Sensei Kazuhiko Hosaka in Toyama Ryu Batto-Do.
Also in May and June, Minnesota black belt Bill Price, who lives in Western Australia, visited
Winona to care for his mother during her final
illness. Margaret Price passed away at the end of May with Bill and his four brothers by her side.