Gallery − New York, December 2009 − Page 1
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Bōnenkai / End of Year Party
On December 4th, we celebrated our 2009 Bōnenkai (End of Year Party). The celebration started with a quick intensive training session, followed by much more. Here are a few highlights:
Our training session started with a few push up drills and other exercises taken from the Yobiundō.
Tsuki, Keri & Tenshin — Basic Drills
Next, we continued our training session with some basic drills of Tsuki, Keri, Tenshin.
End of Class Ceremony
The highlight of the evening was the promotion ceremony. We had a lot of new students and..
2009 Dōjō Portrait
As part of our celebration, we took several photos for our 2009 Dōjō Portrait. See the complete list of names listed below.
As the Bōnenkai (End of Year Party) continued, we had a ceremonial toast (with juice for the kids). This is an opportunity to expose my students to Reigi Sahō as it is applied to the entire social interaction, including the way we eat, serve and drink sake, an how we offer a toast.
Passai Shō performed by Preston Flammang
The New Year celebration ended with a Kata demonstration. Preston Flammang performed Passai Shō.
Naifuanchi Sho Dan performed by Melanie Petrak
Melanie Petrak performed Naifuanchi Sho Dan.
Kusanku Shō performed by Sensei Jimmy Mora
Finally, I performed the last Kata demonstration Kusanku Shō.
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