From April 2, 2020 (3 weeks after closing the Mt. Kisco Dojo due to Covid-19 Pandemic) until February 12, 2022 (when the Mt. Kisco Dojo was fully re-opened), we had ~286 Zoom training sessions lead by Sensei Takahashi; from the Mt. Kisco Dojo, or his home.

We all agree, this was an extraordinary time. There is absolutely nothing to compare it to. It was a completely unique experience for everyone who has been part of the Mt. Kisco Takahashi Dojo.

Accordingly, we took a moment to commemorate the 3 year anniversary of our first Zoom Training, with a gift to Sensei Takahashi, and the following thoughts:

“On behalf of the entire Mt. Kisco Dojo, we want to thank you, Sensei Takahashi, for your unwavering commitment to keep the Mt. Kisco Dojo together, and “to keep the fire burning.” We want to express our deep appreciation for your outstanding leadership through this unprecedented chapter of our life of training in Kenkojuku Shotokan Karate. It is remarkably clear that very few people on this earth have had a similar experience. OSS !!”

The gift was a photomosaic picture of Sensei Takahashi leading us in a training session, to commemorate the 3-year anniversary of our first Zoom training; Thursday April 2, 2020. The photomosaic is comprised of 300+ screen captures during our 2020-2022 Zoom trainings.

At first glance, this picture is a bit unusual; a bit abstract, like an impressionist painting by Claude Monet… Nevertheless, this collection of 300+ pictures comes together to tell the unique story of a remarkable experience during an extraordinary time for the Mt. Kisco Takahashi Karate Dojo.

Enclosed below are a few pictures from this special celebration.

Thank you Sensei Takahashi, for everything you have done to keep the Mt. Kisco Takahashi Karate Dojo together. We will always remember this…

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