Welcome to our newest forum, "Living and Training Abroad"!
Have you always wanted to travel to the country of origin for your art and get your training from the where it all started? Have you always wanted to live in the culture and immerse yourself in your training? Well, many have and whether it's Japan, Okinawa, Korea, China, the Philippines, Brazil, Russia or some other exotic location, you probably have questions to ask, tips to share, and stories to tell, this is the forum for you!
This forum is where you can discuss traveling overseas and training in your art, but also learn about everything from accommodations while you are there, the native food, how to support yourself while there, how to get there and how to get around while you are there, and just about anything and everything related to the living and training in a foreign land. Sometimes these experiences can be rewarding and sometimes they can have their warts. However, as someone interested in training overseas, you should have the "real" picture, good or bad.
Our two moderators are uniquely qualified to run this forum. Russ Ebert (Mekugi) lives and trains in the Koryu arts in Japan. He has been there for over four years. Our other moderator, Peter Rehse is another long time resident of Japan and trained/taught Aikido there. He is now living and working in China.
Obviously, we are just getting started on this forum and as things progress, I expect that we will add more folks to moderate this forum and it will become a wealth of knowledge for our members.
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