The ancient mystery behind the 2″-3″ holes, or even the 12″ hole, in the kamiza wall has been solved. It appears that neither extra-terrestrial aliens nor night-time gnomes practicing judo were to blame. Rather they have been caused by accidental high-speed meetings of various body parts with the wall. Sensei thought that IF it would not encourage anyone from leaving his/her mark on the wall, he might not repair the holes and have the “culprit” initial his/her name next to them and refer to them as dojo “art”. Probably not a good idea! Fortunately, no one has been hurt at all from such “accidents”, a testament to our training and how durable it has made all of you.