April 11th 2010
This year too, Nippon Kan came out the winner in this annual tournament with Enshin Karate. Over 150 students turned out to participate in this 15th annual tournament…BOWLING tournament that is!
Who wins and who loses is not the point. What is important is that this event has brought students and Enshin Karate Kancho, Joko Ninomiya and Nippon Kan Kancho, Gaku Homma together for the past 15 years.
It has always been tradition that the uchideshi of the losing team be doused with coolers filled with ice water at the hands of Homma Kancho and Ninomiya Kancho. This year is was the Enshin uchideshi and Ninomiya Kancho’s son Jota on the receiving end of the ice water bath!
Even as Nippon Kan claimed the winning trophy as their prize we could hear whispers among some of the Eshin student. “Nippon Kan wins because their students practiced a lot when bowling was the “in” thing to do. Enshin students don’t have that kind of experience.”
What I think they are trying to say is that Nippon Kan students are OLD! The rivalry is already heating up for next year’s main event…
2010 Enshin-Nippon Kan Bowling Tournament Coordinator