Junhachi Yoshinaga sensei is an old friend of Mizuno sensei and the BSKF. Before 1997 he had visited the UK three times, each time on his own. This time he bought some of the students from his branch, Akashi Kosen in Hyogo prefecture, Japan. The students were homestay guests in the London students houses.
The session was attended by over forty London university students from the various branches (Imperial, UCL, SOAS). After training the visitors demonstrated their embu.
After training all of the participants went for a night out in London, including a traditional English meal in a Fish and Chip restaurant.