神人武館アウグスブルク道場、ドイツ − ２０１１年９月２７日〜１１月３日
Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō, Germany — September 27 to October 3rd, 2011
Written and translated by Melanie Petrak
From September 27th to October 3rd, 2011, the Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō received a visit from Walter Palomeque Sensei, who is a direct deshi of Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō. Palomeque Sensei teaches in Chivilcoy, Argentina, and travels regularly to Spain for business. Palomeque Sensei was very kind to visit our new Dōjō and offer his support for future events.
Jimmy Mora Sensei, our Shibu Chō (director) based in New York, and Palomeque Sensei met in Okinawa almost 20 years ago, and have collaborated as fellow deshi and good friends ever since. This was Palomeque Sensei's first visit to Germany and first meeting with me, Melanie Petrak, the Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō Chō (branch instructor).
The Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō had just relocated to a Budōkan (Martial Arts Center) shared with other schools. This location now includes our own private space dedicated to teaching and training Shinjinbukan karate. At the time of Palomeque Sensei's visit, this space was still under construction. We therefore spent most of the time in the adjacent Aikidō Dōjō. For more information about our Dōjō, visit shinjinbukan.de.
Kakie and Iri Kumi
Jimmy Mora and Walter Palomeque worked on Kakie.
Then they reviewed some drills based on Iri Kumi.
Naifuanchi Ni Dan
Palomeque Sensei gave me helpful advice about the Kata Naifuanchi Ni Dan as he checked important details.
Naifuanchi San Dan
Next Sensei Palomeque focused on some advanced details of the kata Naifuanchi San Dan with me.
Chīshi — Basic Drills
The following photos were taken in our own room. Even though our Dōjō was still under construction, we wanted to inaugurate it, albeit only for a brief while. We started by some basic drills using Chīshi.
Sāshi — Basic Drills
Next we reviewed some of the basic drills using Sāshi.
Sāshi with Partners
Jimmy Mora and Walter Palomeque worked on more advanced drills with Sāshi. These drills include partners throwing and catching Sāshi.
After training we took souvenir photos. On the right, we were posing next to our Saji Machiwara (Sagi Makiwara).
Tour of Augsburg
To complement the visit, I took Walter Sensei on a tour of historical Augsburg, founded by the Romans in the year 15 B.C., and is located between the rivers Lech and Wertach.
Der Goldene Saal in Augsburg
The tour also included a visit to the golden hall in the Augsburg townhall.
ONAGA KAICHŌ'S TEACHINGS:
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OUR SHIBU / NORTH AMERICA:
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RYŪKYŪ MARTIAL ARTS:
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神人武館ニューヨーク支部道場、アメリカ合衆国 / Shinjinbukan New York Shibu Dōjō — United States
Shibu Chō: Jimmy Mora, Renshi, Roku Dan (6th Dan) ∙ © 2016 Shinjinbukan Foundation
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