12/13/2012: "December already!"
Wow, where has the time gone?! It was just November, September, June...
It's been a busy end of the year, but we're still training hard! Better yet, we're looking forward to 2013, and to the return of several members who've been gone for a while, new students who said they'd be in after the holidays, and the people we haven't yet met!
We're into second-generation students now, too. We've always had families training with us, but now we're seeing the offspring of some of our earlier members, sometimes many years after their parents first trained. And those parents, and other students, once the things that took them away settle down, also come back to train again - sometimes many years later. They often stay in touch, and tell us that the desire to be back in the training and camaraderie of the dojo remains, but those darned logistics can be a bear!
Well, welcome back, oldbies, and welcome newbies. 2013 is going to be a great year!