Let us go back to World War II. The Americans are trying to conquer
One week before, on Sunday, our Karate Dojo, along with lots of other Dojos, participated in a demonstration of Karate and other Okinawan arts to honor the dead.
It was real nice, although a bit too long… well, way too long. It took 5 hours or so. I guess it would have been a bit more interesting if we could understand more of what they said, but still… FIVE HOURS! Japanese people have lots of patience.
So now I will show you a proof that I don't bullshit you, and actually practice Karate here:
But before that - on the way to the meeting place, Iris and I saw some kind of exhibition of ecological vehicles or something like this...
And now, Karate.
In the beginning there was a short warm-up of all the Dojos together:
This is our dojo, first with the low gradings as well, and then just the black-belts.
The people are (in the picture on the stage) - from the left - back row: Brent, Tiffity, Vincent and I. Front: Miyagi, Kuramoto, Alesandro.
Traditional Ryukyu dancing - with a video (on the side again...) of a cool old guy that dances with them:
Traditional music - the picture is cool, the music a bit boring...
This is my Sensei - Higaonna Sensei. I think he was one of the organizers, and he spoke for a bit - very formal and rigid Japanese...
Some other dances:
And some videos:
Lots of pics this time...
We are almost up to date... it is hard to keep up.