Some of the upcoming posts will be about Wadoki summer camp. It isn't just the practice in the dojo that makes camp so memorable. It's all the other things. But the heart of what we are doing there is Aikido, so I'll start with the dojo. We work out in an old wooden building with a stone fireplace and exposed beams. It's barely big enough for everyone to get inside on the mats. No air conditioning, just open windows and large fans.
We gather in the morning for the first class of the day and everyone leaves their shoes and water bottles on the steps.