Sunday, 16 March 2014

Special Karate-Do training in Kumamoto-Shi

Nakamura Shihan stated that in my kumite I reflect the unpredictability Asai Sensei. Needless to say, I am so honored by this. 

Here are some stills from the special tournament training in Kumamoto Shi this weekend. The class, brilliantly led by Nakamura Akiyoshi Sensei, included the JKA kyu-shinsa kihon (brown and black belts did the 3rd Kyu syllabus); stationary practice of choku-zuki, gyaku-zuki and mae-geri; jiyu-ippon kumite; `round robin' jiyu-kumite; and kata (the shitei-gata and tokui-gata).

Overall, the class was an excellent session of "budo karate in the tournament context."

© André Bertel. Aso-shi, Kumamoto. Japan (2014)

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