ヨーロッパツアー、アウグスブルク、ドイツ − ２０１２年７月１０日〜１５日
European Tour, Augsburg, Germany — July 10 - 15, 2012
Written by Jimmy Mora
In the summer of 2012, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō toured the Shinjinbukan branches in Latvia and Germany. From July 10 to 15, 2012, the Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō in Germany hosted Onaga Kaichō. During his European tour Onaga Kaichō was assisted by Arakaki Shunichi Sensei and Jimmy Mora.
Below: Onaga Kaichō (right) and Jimmy Mora (left). Observing from behind, Melanie Petrak.
Here are some of the highlights of this event:
Applications of Uke
Onaga Kaichō demonstrated the use of the Sagi Machiwara with some basic uke drills, such as soto barai.
Below: Onaga Kaichō demonstrated different applications of soto barai. Many of these techniques make the final strike below the opponent's arm.
Below: In many instances, a soto barai technique is transformed into a tsuki.
During the Gasshuku we practiced several forms of Kakie leading into Iri Kumi.
Below: Onaga Kaichō and Arakaki Sensei demonstrating Kakie.
Below: Onaga Kaichō explaining Kakie to Melanie Petrak.
Machiwara Basic Drills
The body mechanics of Machiwara training developed by Onaga Kaichō are simple, natural and effective.
Below: Arakaki Shunichi Sensei striking the Machiwara.
Dai Ichi Kihon Gata
Dai Ichi Kihon Gata is a basic form created by Chibana Chōshin Sensei. During training, a lot of emphasis was placed on the proper use of Heiko Dachi (parallel foot stance), body alignment and body rotation.
Chie − Wisdom
During the Augsburg Gasshuku, Onaga Kaichō spent many hours teaching us the principals of Ti that he developed: Onaga no Ti. Onaga Kaichō defines Ti as "Chie"（知）, which means wisdom.
Below: At the end of every training session we performed the Shinjinbukan cool down excersises, known as seiriundō.
Standing from left to right: Jimmy Mora, Melanie Petrak, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō, Arakaki Shunichi Sensei and Christian Streicher.
Visit to Neuschwanstein Castle
This trip was Onaga Kaichō and Arakaki Sensei's first visit to Germany. Therefore, we decided to organize a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
Left photo below: Arakaki Sensei with Jimmy Mora.
Right photo below: Arakaki Sensei with Sandy Lehmann.
Below: Onaga Kaichō, Arakaki Sensei and Melanie Petrak after enjoying lunch at a traditional Bavarian restaurant.
Tour of Augsburg
The city of Augsburg has a lot of historical sites, such one located just around the corner from our Dōjō: "Mozart Haus", the family home of the composer Leopold Mozart (Father of Wolfang Amadeus Mozart).
We also visited the Japanese memorial park dedicated to Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the Diesel engine in the city of Augsburg. This beautiful stone park was created in a Japanese zen style.
During the last night of our Gasshuku, the members of the Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō organized a "Sayōnara Party" at our favorite restaurant: Manyo, as a token of gratitude to our Okinawan guests.
Below: Christian Streicher presented a gift to Onaga Kaichō and Arakaki Sensei on behalf of the members of the Shinjinbukan Augsburg Dōjō.
Our Gasshuku ended with Arakaki Sensei's performance of the Shinjinbukan Uta (The Shinjinbukan Song). Onaga Kaichō also thanked Manyo's chef for the wonderful meal.
Onaga Kaichō, Arakaki Sensei,
ONAGA KAICHŌ'S TEACHINGS:
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OUR SHIBU / NORTH AMERICA:
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RYŪKYŪ MARTIAL ARTS:
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Shibu Chō: Jimmy Mora, Renshi, Roku Dan (6th Dan) ∙ © 2016 Shinjinbukan Foundation
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