After a 7-month hiatus, we have re-initiated our ATJ course at the US Embassy in Kabul. The initial class was attended by about 20 highly-motivated students who did an excellent job in what was, for most of them, their first exposure to the marital arts.
The Embassy Community Liaison Office (CLO) has been very supportive of our program, allowing us the use of the Eastside Country Club (ECC) on Tuesday evenings. In addition, the Kabul Embassy Employee’s Association (KEEA) has purchased some high-end Swain Flexi-roll Mats (developed by Judo Champion Mike Swain) from Dollamur Sport Surfaces for our use along with 6 Wavemaster bags from Century Martial Arts. Although it took almost a year for them to be delivered, we are grateful to have them as they will add a new dimension to our training.