Trubrit (Nigel) has an Aikido Dojo in Bastian, VA. He is currently working on building an amazing outdoor center that is scheduled to open next year after Trail Days. He came to pick us up from the trail, took us to his Dojo, provided dinner, shower, modern plumbing, use of kitchenette, facilities to hand wash laundry, a ride to and from Bland for resupply and mail, a movie on a projection screen home entertainment system, a night or two of sleep on the Dojo mats, and a ride back to the trail all for FREE.
He is doing this to spread the word about Ft. Bastian. Look them up on Facebook. Email me if you want to bid to help him build his ropes course/zip line.
One of the services he provided special for me was a free Aikido lesson on how to take someone down with a trekking pole. Check out the pictures to follow.