Monday, June 29, 2015

Annual Michigan Family Tournament

The annual Family Tournament has been scheduled for Sunday July 19, 2015 at 11:00am in the Warner Gymnasium Gym of Eastern Michigan University.  An invite was sent to all dojos in Michigan.  Please return a list of participants no later than Monday July 13th.  Thank you and we are excited to host this event again. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Visit to Japan for the World Championships.

Over 10 days in June of this year I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Japan for the World Championships.  Ron Fox, Burm Kim, Joe Ponchart and I went to see the tournament and to practice every day.  We were very lucky to be invited and hosted by Hayashi Noburo sensei, Hachidan, at the Noma dojo, Mitsubishi dojo and his University kendo team practice.  Below are the links to the matches that we took part in against the college team.  There is also a link of myself practicing with Hayashi sensei.  More writing and videos and pics to come. 

Practice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlaabRmRxRM&feature=youtu.be

Match one

senpo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TI9ZNexMms&feature=youtu.be

Jiho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aDGMKARP7s&feature=youtu.be

chuken:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Tnp2yKnTk&feature=youtu.be

fukusho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urkn_62ljd4&feature=youtu.be

Taisho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6MVn_VSWeA&feature=youtu.be


Match 2:

Senpo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlt3AGEfqMU&feature=youtu.be

Jiho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-m_JC6njws&feature=youtu.be

Chuken:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n5lJvD9TlE&feature=youtu.be

Fukusho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip0j8FglwW0&feature=youtu.be

Taisho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVrvs5sYWKQ&feature=youtu.be