to the members of the UBC Dojo:
The night before the National Championships were to begin, Mike Nakatsu and the members of the UBC club stayed at the Olympic Oval until about 3 am, setting up the tatami mats for the four competition rings. Not a fun job. It may be fun to rip them apart at the end of a competition, but it is a very…persnickety job putting them together so that they fit properly. Those of you who have stubbed toes, ripped nails, slipped or tripped during a kata or a sparring match can attest to this, I’m sure.
We thank you for your contribution!