Hanshi Tino and Master Rodel in Sydney

 Most of you would know Hanshi Tino Ceberano and Grandmaster Rodel (from the Philippines) had visited Sydney on Friday 10/11/08. I met up both of them and we went to Manly to see one of my very good friends, Arthur Katsogiannis, a Police Superintendent, who is now in charge of the Australian Institute of Police Management. Arthur is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a former professional champion body builder. We sat in a coffee shop facing the beautiful Manly Beach. The weather was perfect and so was the conversation. After some business meetings, we went off to a Chinese Restaurant meeting up with one of my best friends, John Flynn, who has been hosting Hanshi whenever he is in Sydney (John is an outstanding guy). In the evening we all met up for a seminar at the Belmore South School where Hanshi and Master Rodel did what they do best; this time it was more about the weapons, particularly the knife. It was an excellent presentation! We had a few student from our school but there were many others including Shihans, Robert Janceski and Andrew Roubas. Also in attendance, were the Doce Pares group (the Filipino Weapons experts). We later met up with Master Fari Salievski at Strathfield for a a snack and coffee. It was a great day! I have just decided to fly down to Melbourne with Hanshi and Master Rodel after being invited, with many other senior Karate Masters, the Diploma in Sports Coaching being presented to me. I will be back in Sydney Monday afternoon.