ヨーロッパツアー、リガ、ラトビア − ２０１２年７月４日〜１０日
European Tour, Riga, Latvia — July 4 - 10, 2012
In the summer of 2012, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō toured the Shinjinbukan branches in Latvia and Germany. This European tour kicked off with the Latvia Gasshuku from July 4 to 10, hosted by Dr. Artis Pabriks in Lapmežciems, a small village next to city of Jūrmala, approximately 53 Km. from Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Kakie and Iri Kumi
During the gasshuku we focused a lot of time on Kakie and Iri Kumi, as well Findi techniques and some gripping techniques.
Kata — Pinan and Naifuanchi
Machiwara — Shikaku Tenshin
Below: Arakaki Shunichi Sensei demonstrated a basic pattern of Shikaku Tenshin (square movement) in front of the machiwara.
Below: Artis Pabriks practiced the Shikaku Tenshin pattern with all other gasshuku participants.
Machiwara — Basic drill from Jigotai
First row below: Janis Derkusovs (Latvia) practiced on the Machiwara under the supervision of Onaga Kaichō.
Second row left image: Slava Grinshpun (Israel).
Third row right image: Andrejs Solomenikovs (Latvia).
Below: Christian Streicher (Germany).
Machiwara — Rear Strike
Below: Jimmy Mora (USA) and Dr. Artis Pabriks practiced the rear strike techniques against the machiwara. Onaga Kaichō demonstrated several types of rear strikes.
Below Left to Right: Janis Derkusovs, Jurijs Golovinskis, Artis Pabriks, Andrejs Solomenikovs, Jimmy Mora, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō, Christian Streicher, Arakaki Shunichi, Slava Grinshpun and Gary Peach.
At the end of our training, we enjoyed some delicious Latvian food. As usual, Onaga Kaichō continued teaching and answering questons.
Engures Music and Art School — Engures Mūzikas un mākslas skolas
As the Honorary Consul of Latvia in Okinawa, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō scheduled a visit to "Engures Mūzikas un mākslas skolas", a Latvian Music and Art school, to present a special gift to the students: a tenor saxophone! The school principal, teachers and students greeted Onaga Kaichō. Some of the students performed for the occasion, and the big surprise was that Onaga Kaichō also performed for the crowd. Afterwards the school principal also presented some gifts to Onaga Kaichō.
The next day the Onaga Kaichō continued his European tour. His next teaching engagement was at the Gasshuku (training camp) in Augsburg, Germany
ONAGA KAICHŌ'S TEACHINGS:
OUR SCHOOL IN OKINAWA:
OUR SHIBU / NORTH AMERICA:
NEW YORK, NEW YORK − USA:
OUR SHIBU / ASIA:
OUR SHIBU / EUROPE:
RYŪKYŪ MARTIAL ARTS:
NIHONGO − JAPANESE LANGUAGE:
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
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