Sensei Didier Lupo is an appreciated character here in Desio. The seminar Acqua&Vento 2021 will be his fifth appointment with us in six years.
During our last meeting in 2020 (there’d have been another lockdown within few days), sitting in front of an ice cream, he said: «Even for us it ain’t been easy […] The whole Marseille was like a ghost city: you could hear the sirens, some delivery-trucks, but no more. None of my guys could come to the dojo, so for few weeks I was completely alone».
«Sensei Kase was feeling ill, he’d got fever and it was pretty clear. But he was there, sitting on a chair somebody had brought for him… The day after, when they told us that Kase-sensei couldn’t come, resting in his bed, we all felt crestfallen. Well, after few minutes, among all those two hundreds and more people, one climbed on a table and, well visible, whistled to catch everybody’s attention. He subbed for Kase, literally carrying the whole seminar on his shoulders. That very day, my way to think about karate totally changed».
In September, on the 13-14-15th, during the Desio Sport Festival (which is now at the fifth edition), the executive committee Desio&Sport invited (ehm, well, it was its veeeery-insisting- member-Roberto-Colombo’s fault, do you know him?) the French sensei Didier Lupo, for a seminar open to all martial arts’ practitioners.
For the very first time on a three-days event, 14-15-16 Sep, at the Desio Sport Festival many sport clubs have displayed their beautiful stands, setting up exhibitions and trials for any visitors who wanted to give it a chance.