翁長良光会長の国際ツアー、ニューヨーク市 − ２０１０年１１月１０日〜１７日
Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō's International Tour, New York City — November 10 - 17, 2010
On November 10, 2010, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō, started off on an international tour of several Shinjinbukan branches in North and South America. He was accompanied by Arakaki Shunichi Sensei in New York and Kentucky. Onaga Kaichō's 2010 International Tour was possible due to generous financial support of all the Shinjinbukan branches listed below.
The 2010 International Tour included the following locations:
— November 21 to 24, Plantation, Florida, hosted by Shinzato Yoshihiko Sensei
— November 24 to 28, Lima, Peru, hosted by Richard Valdivieso Sensei (deshi of Shinzato Yoshihiko Sensei)
— November 28 to December 3rd, Chivilcoy, Provincia de Buenos Aires, hosted by Walter Palomeque Sensei
— December 3rd to 7th, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina, hosted by Miguel Angel Ramos Sensei, as well as a
— December 9, Return to Okinawa, Japan
November 12, 2010 — The morning training started with a promotion ceremony in which my teacher Onaga Kaichō presented me with a certificate of Go Dan (Fifth Degree Black Belt).
Next, my deshi Satō Masaaki received his Sho Dan (First Degree Black Belt) from Onaga Kaichō.
This was a very moving moment for all of us.
During our Gasshuku we scheduled a series of photo sessions to contribute to the Shinjinbukan Manual Volume # 4 by Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō. In the pictures below, my deshi, Preston Flammang & Masaaki Satō, assists Onaga Kaichō in setting up the floor for the photo session.
Heisoku Dachi and Musubi Dachi
Tsuki — Hand Strike
Below, Onaga Kaichō checks the correct form and structure of the Tsuki (Hand Strike), which is based on the correct position of the Kata (Shoulder Blade) and the Waki (Flank of the body, the area between the pecs and the deltoids).
The Core Structure
In the Shinjinbukan School, Koshi (the hip) has several meanings. The pictures below illustrate the defintion of Koshi (the Core), which refers to the mid section of the body from the Waki (the area between the pecs and the deltoids), including the crotch area and all the way to the knees.
Keri — Foot Strike
Shiko Dachi and Jigotai
The body structure of Naifuanchi Dachi is very important in the Shinjinbukan School. This stance provides a very solid foundation.
Heikō Dachi and Sanchin Dachi
Zenkutsu Dachi, Sakutsu Dachi and Okutsu Dachi
In the Shinjinbukan School, we pay a lot of attention to achieving a smooth transition between Tachikata (Stances). Furthermore, there is a unique relationship between several Tachikata which work together as a set.
Below Left: Transition from Shizen Dachi (Natural Stance) to Zenkutsu Dachi (Forward Leaning Stance).
Neko Ashi Dachi and Uke Ashi
Next, we worked on several transitions between different Tachikata (Stances):
Neko Ashi Dachi Variations
Below, Melanie Petrak works on a type of Neko Ashi Dachi in which one foot crosses behind the standing foot. This type of Neko Ashi is used with fast Tenshin. In the Shinjinbukan School, we practice several variations of Neko Ashi Dachi.
Neko Ashi Tenshin
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Shinjinbukan.com is a free resource sponsored by the Shinjinbukan Foundation. The statements on this site represent my own personal understanding of Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō's teachings. Therefore, I do not claim to speak on his behalf. As one more of his students, I am eager to share his living and oral traditions. Jimmy Mora