Just made it to jump number 15 and I must say that my coach was a genuine Uchidachi...
I am currently looking for a worthy gift. Any suggestions? It must have a Zen quality so that it retains the quality of her instruction based on relaxation, visualization, and affirmation.
I was thinking of a river rock with an etched Kanji "Sensei"
A great gift would be to make her proud that she had good training skills. I mean hold fast to the safety lessons even as you feel you can handle things much better in the future. Make her smile when she sees you always do what she taught you.
I specific instructor sort of bugged me, hammering in certain lessons that I knew already. Then it really occurred to me what he was trying to do.