Tonight I was delighted to present Umehara san with Sobukan’s very first life membership.
Umehara san joined on his 71st birthday and has barely missed a class in four years. Additionally he has participated in all demonstrations at various festivals and expos, at a rate of approximately four per year, and hosts Japanese calligraphy sessions each new year.
Umehara san embodies the Sobukan motto of healthier, happier, safer. In the time that he has been training, Umehara san has barely suffered more than a sniffle. If he can do it, so can you!
Life membership means the 75 year old can continue to inspire members indefinitely at no cost.