In early October, just a week before our Fall Event Series with Sifu Klaus Brand, another visitor from the IAW Headquarters (IAW-HQ) came to join us at the IAW-US. Sihing Tobias is the Deputy Leader of the IAW-HQ in Bruchsal and the primary Instructor responsible for conducting the regular classes there. He was one of the first colleagues I forged a relationship with on my initial trip to the Germany. Since then, we have further reinforced our connection several times.
During his recent travels throughout the western United States, he planned to spend a few sightseeing days locally in California. Besides the renown attractions like Yosemite, Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman’s Wharf, his itinerary also included attendance at one of the Tuesday HQ Berkeley and Wednesday San Francisco evening classes. Members in both locations were happy to meet and work with Sihing Tobias, who was gracious enough to personally practice with many students. Everyone was so engrossed in training that we unfortunately twice forgot to capture a photographic memory.
But judging by our scenic smiles, this should be proof enough of his enjoyable presence here: