People who would enjoy martial arts demonstrations might wish to visit this demonstration. It is the Sunday after Festival of Maidens in Wurm Wald. This invitation to the nearby Spurlock Museum just came through. http://www.spurlock.uiuc.edu/
The Spurlock Museum is holding a demonstration on Sunday, January 29th at 2 p.m. in the Japanese martial arts of iaido and kobujutsu.
Iaido is the art of drawing, cutting and returning the sword to its scabbard while kobujutsu is the art of the various weapons of Okinawa - the bo (staff); the sai, the tonfa and others.
The event is free to the public and questions & answers will follow the demonstration. Several teachers and students from Kobudokan dojo will be doing the demo.
I hope that we will see members of your shire at the event.