Monday, 16 May 2016

Oita Prefecture Seminar with Hashiguchi Yuji Sensei

On the weekend I attended Hachiuchi Yuji Sensei’s Seminar—hosted by the JKA Hiji branch—here in Oita Prefecture. The seminar, like Hashiguchi’s classes, was packed with technical details.
Photo courtesy of Nishi Fuyuhiko.
Kihon included that required for the first few kyu exams, where Sonoba-Kihon is tested. From there, we moved on to correct koshi-no-kaiten practice with partners, followed by the Ido-Kihon for the current Shodan and Nidan examinations. Special focus was placed on ukewaza; in particular, shuto chudan uke, jodan age-uke, and the wind ups for chudan soto-uke and chudan uchi-uke: ukewaza was a theme that continued across the five hours of  practice.

Kata covered in depth included Heian Shodan, Heian Nidan, Heian Sandan, Heian Yondan, Heian Godan, Tekki Shodan and Kanku Dai.

Photo courtesy of Nishi Fuyuhiko.
© André Bertel. Oita, Japan (2016).

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