Wednesday, 14 August 2019

New Dojo in Oita City

Fantastic training in the city's new dojo and honored to be the first karateka to self-train there!!!

Kihon training, and Kata — 岩鶴 (Gankaku), 火手 (Kashu), 水手 (Suishu), 風手 (Hushu) and 雷光 (Raiko) — were the focal points. To be more specific, the applications of Hushu and Raiko were intensely reflected in my kihon. Furthermore, to answer many people, the Hushu/Kaze no te I practice is not the kata of Kato Sadashige Sensei but, rather, from Asai Sensei. That being said, while I do not practice Kato Sensei’s kata, I respect his work; furthermore, his students.

Training and friendly differences aside, now  we are being hit by a large typhoon.... Very relevant to my present kata training. Osu!!!

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2019).

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