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Send Kyoshi Tom to Japan

$400 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 2 months
This spring represents the 25th anniversary of the World Seido Karate Organization's Aichi Branch in Nagoya, Japan. As part of the celebration, they are holding a tournament as well as a special demonstration and training on May 3rd. This demonstration will be part of the Taisai (Grand Festival) at Hida Ichinomiya Minashi Shrine in Takayama -- a festival which occurs only every 57 years! 

I'm Kyoshi Tom Swiss, instructor at the Catonsville, MD Seido Karate program. I've been fortunate enough to visit our friends in Aichi before (the photo is from my 2007 trip), and I'm asking for your assistance in returning to Japan for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Travel is expensive, and as some of you know the past few months have seen me miss work time due to my parents' health crises. After this difficult period I can really use your financial help.

Your support will not just help me, but my students. Making this trip will help me better understand Japanese culture and the philosophy of the martial arts, and I can bring that understanding back to the dojo.

Thank you so much for considering a donation.
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Update 1
Posted by Tom Swiss
2 months ago
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I've booked my round trip from BWI to Nagoya, Japan. $1200 for the plane tickets! Thank you to those who have donated so far.
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$400 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 2 months
Created February 16, 2017
MV
$100
Michael and Kyle Vitas
1 month ago

Have a great trip Kyoshi !!

$100
Sasmita Ray
2 months ago

Good Luck Mr. Tom. We are proud of you !!

KN
$100
Kirsten Nielsen
2 months ago
RB
$25
Randy Brown
2 months ago

Have a great trip Kyoshi.

LM
$75
Luke Mullany
2 months ago
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