Krpalek trains in Japan before Worlds

I know it has always been common for big-time players to train with the Japanese national team, but I still find this footage interesting. Krpalek has become a lot bigger in the last couple of years.

The last “photo shoot” looks really cool.

Unfortunately they didnt meet in the worlds, Krpalek went out early i think. Saito also just gave away the final even though Granda completely gamed the rules to force the last shido, it was so bad it could have been penalized itself for a false attack but Saito waited too long. Guy is barely 20 or so, im sure this will be a big lesson to him.

These guys are all monster players in their own right I bet. I’d love to train with them but I am older in my 50’s/.