More than you wanted to know about living and training in Japan. Un-filtered, unedited and purely my opinion
Every year hundreds (if not thousands) of people travel to Japan in search of martial arts training. They put up a great deal of money to do so and go through great efforts to "do it for real" and take a taste of the budo culture home with them. Everyone has different reasons for doing it: some are coming over to expand on the martial art they practice; others are trying to make contacts and start anew in an art; some are just wanting to try something new and see what becomes of it.
Updated 02-20-2011 at 01:23 by Mekugi