October 17, 2005

Training at Atsugi Doin

On the evening of October 17, 2005, Toronto Branch members John McCulloch and Slava Burdenyuk visited Atsugi Doin. We have had a long friendship with Atsugi Doin extending back to 1985 and Hiate-sensei has been a strong supporter of our Branch. Indeed, he has visited Toronto Branch three times in recent years.

During our visit to Kanagawa, we were taken care of by Hiate-sensei, his family and students.

We wish to thank from the bottom of our hearts Hiate-sensei, the Hiate family, Hayashi-sensei, Kobayashi-sensei, the members of Atsugi Doin, Tokai University Branch and Tamagawa Juniors Branch for their kindness and support. Posted by Picasa
Party time! Posted by Picasa
The last two Branches to receive Special Commendations are Toronto Branch and Atsugi DoinPosted by Picasa
Sharing events in Toronto with the members of Atsugi DoinPosted by Picasa
Slava during training. Posted by Picasa
Inside the dojo at Atsugi DoinPosted by Picasa
Katate kiri kaeshi nage - the conclusion! Posted by Picasa
Hiate-sensei performing katate kiri kaeshi nagePosted by Picasa
Atsugi DoinPosted by Picasa
Welcome sign at Atsugi DoinPosted by Picasa

October 16, 2005

Sumo Demonstration in Yamato

Removed at request of WSKO Hombu
Removed at request of WSKO Hombu
Removed at request of WSKO Hombu

October 15, 2005

Visit to Tamagawa Juniors Branch, Japan

John McCulloch and Slava Burdenyuk of Toronto Branch had the opportunity to visit Tamagawa Juniors Branch in Kanagawa-ken, Japan on October 16, 2005. The Branch is led by Hiate-sensei (Seihanshi, 7th dan). It was a lot of fun to see the children training so enthusiastically and quite amazing to see how good their techniques were. We wish to thank Hiate-sensei and the members of Tamagawa Juniors Branch for their kindness. Posted by Picasa

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Hiate-sensei teaching at Tamagawa Juniors Branch.

The members of Tamagawa Junior Branch in Nanasawa, Kanagawa-ken, Japan. Posted by Picasa

October 14, 2005

Hombu - Kato-sensei

Hombu - Arai-sensei teaching

Hombu - seiho by Hamada-sensei

Hombu - juho technique by Kawashima-sensei

October 13, 2005

Hombu - Tokushima folk dance

Hombu - display by Nagata-sensei (Yamaguchi Fedn.)

Hombu - Aosaka-sensei and the Italian Fedn. sing, sing, sing!

Hombu - British kenshi show us how a typical UK training session looks

Hombu - display by Spanish kenshi

Hombu - reunion with Mizuno-sensei

October 12, 2005

Hombu - Anders and John study technique at Yokota's

Hombu - reunion with Cailey and Joe at Yokota's

Hombu - inevitable trip to Yokota's okonomiyaki

Hombu - meeting with Hiate-sensei, our great supporter

Hombu - Arai-sensei looked after us well!

Hombu - use of multi-angle video to improve technique

October 11, 2005

Steve and Nick from Australia provided a highly refined and informative narrative during the 7 hour drive to Tadotsu ("Datta...").

Hombu - we arrived in Tadotsu on Oct. 11 for the WSKO Study Session (Oct. 12-14)

October 10, 2005

World Taikai - Hayashi-sensei (Ayase), J. McCulloch (Toronto), Hiate-sensei (Atsugi) and Noda-sensei (Alberta)

Koi at the hotel

Awara Onsen Hotel - accommodation for WSKO members during Taikai

World Taikai - Toronto Branch received a Certificate of Commendation from the Shorinji Kempo Group Sosai, Ms. Yuuki So.

World Taikai - youngest participant?