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49th All Japan Aikido Demonstration

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Back at the end of May I was lucky enough to participate in the 49th All Japan Aikido Demonstration.

‘Poster for 49th All Japan Aikido Demonstration.’

This year I took lots of photos. Here are a couple of photos of my teachers for Advanced Academy:

‘Kobayashi Sensei in the 49th All Japan Aikido Demonstration.’

‘Katsurada Sensei in the 49th All Japan Aikido Demonstration.’

Advanced Academy Demonstration

This was my third time taking part of the demonstration (last year I was in the demo for the Intermediate Academy and in 2009 it was for the Beginners Academy ). This years theme was yokomenuchi.

I’ve uploaded a video of the demonstration to my youtube channel.

It’s strange seeing myself doing techniques and taking ukemi, but a great opportunity for me to learn what I’m doing wrong and hopefully improve both. There is another video from another angle uploaded by yoshi23yama.

My partner for the demonstration was Nakano San, and as usual it was a great pleasure to train with her. 中野さん、ありがとうございました!また宜しくお願いします!

‘With my partner for the demo, Nakano san.’

I was also very lucky that my friends took some photos of our demonstration, and they turned out great. 園部さん、納土さん、写真と動画を撮ってくれてありがとうございました!

‘Me doing yokomenuchi shihonage.’

Finally, I also updated last years post with a video of the Intermediate Academy Demonstration, 2010.