March 21, 2014
Richard's last day (2005-2014)
It's been a really wonderful 9+ years at Seiritsu! My two main job hats, international department manager & karate club head coach, have been full of rewarding experiences.
My warm thanks to all the teachers, front office staff, kindergarten, Peter (!), students past & present and of course the many wonderful people I have had the pleasure to interact with both here in Tokyo, and abroad.
It's bitter sweet to leave, as I truly love Tokyo and feel very at home here.
But as one door closes, another opens, and I will be opening that door wide by starting a new karate dojo in Canada with a national team coach from September, while also continuing to work as a study abroad agent, plus continue to plug away at my PhD with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies from a distance now that my course work is complete.
However, I'm not disconnecting with Japan, as I will continue to work on projects with Seiritsu, of course I have the whole karate world I'm interacting with, and my first English karate manga is coming out in June!
So everyone, keep in touch and follow my new activities via these websites.
www.richardmosdell.com (personal blog)
www.kenzensportskarate.com (new dojo in Victoria, BC Canada)
www.sonnyleads.com (karate manga)
'The sky is beautiful, the rice tastes great & karate is more than fun..........'
Jya, mata ne!