Every day started with junbi undo exercises, led by one of the senior instructors and then we would split into our individual groups based on grade. The sandan group numbered 40-50 students. We trained as a group for 2 or 3 sessions with different instructors covering many aspects of goju ryu including many repetitions of basic techniques (with Kokubo Sensei), moving basics (Sensei George Andrews and Bakkies Sensei), detail of kaishu kata, such as Seiyunchin, Sanseru, Kururunfa (several instructors) and the heishu kata Sanchin and Tensho (Masuyama Sensei and Sensei Roy Flatt).
Training finished each day at about 2pm and after a short taxi ride back to our hotel for a much needed shower, we would often join Sensei George for a delicious ice cream from one of the many vendors in Malaga. We also took the opportunity to absorb some of the culture with a visit to the Picasso Museum (with an exceptional exhibition of Louise Bourgeois artwork) and the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress.
Next year we plan to attend the world budosai in Okinawa, but before then, we have short trip to Brussels for a mini-gasshuku in October.