I want to thank everyone for once again supporting the newsletter in 2012. It has still continued to grow and develop thanks to everyone contributions and now to the point where we now have a magazine version to accompany each issue. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
I want to say thank you and show my respect to my good friend Sensei Helmut Leitner. This is Sensei Helmut’s final editon as newsletter webmaster. The newsletter would not have gotten back off the ground if it had not been for this man and we all owe him our eternal thanks.
I would also like to welcome Ciara McGrath from IOGKF England (EGKA) for agreeing to take over where Sensei Helmut has left off. I am sure she will bring new ideas and enthusiasm to our team in the coming editions and I thank her from taking on the role.
The next edition of the newsletter will be released in April 2013. It will be a preview edition of the two major events of 2013 - the Miyagi Chojun Festival in Canada and the European Gasshuku in Italy. My team and I welcome all contributions to the newsletter and I hope that if you have an idea, research article or event report, that you will be kind enough to share it with the rest of the IOGKF & Goju-ryu World. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Thank you for all your support & I look forward to what 2013 will bring!
Best regards to all,