Katsuura is a both a place (I think) in Japan as well as the annual training lead by the headmaster of my order. It is held for two to three weeks in Japan. And I want to go.
Perhaps need to go is a little more accurate. The reality is this: no matter how hard I train, the chances I will ever travel to throw worldwide are, well, minimal. Katsuura is something that is within my power to do.
Training all day. For two weeks. Who is not going to get better and more focused doing that?
But it requires a fair amount of planning. These things just do not happen overnight, of course. Plane fare alone will be close to $1000. And then there is the actual training (from what I understand it is very reasonable, but it still has to be paid for). And the time off from work, of course - 3 weeks at one time is a bit more than most people do.
It can all be done, of course - but it starts with a commitment, a commitment that I am going to Katsuura in 2016. Once I say it - once I say it to others and believe it - then there is not reason that it cannot be so. It merely becomes a game of numbers.
Ikimashoo! Let's Go!