Images from Tohkon Judo Academy Kagami Biraki 2018

Some pics from Tohkon Judo Academy‘s Kagami Biraki celebration at Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) on Saturday, January 13, 2017.

Clockwise from left: Rice cookers steaming away in JASC kitchen; Consul General of Japan Naoki Ito taking a turn at pounding; the finished product; Visiting members of Aikido of Northwest Kansas helping out; CAC member Kat Guzman taking a break from pounding; CAC member Dwight Sora hard at work.

Left to right: Setting up dojo for the audience; All the pieces in place for the ceremony; CAC member Dwight Sora representing for the club.

Left to right: Alexander Hindley and Daniel Braithwaite watch while Qin Zheng and Dwight Sora demonstrate paired bokken kata; Demonstration of basic teams by the entire team; Joe Takehara Sensei offering an explanation of aikido’s basic concepts; Takehara Sensei inviting judoka Felix Lanier up on stage to demonstrate.

A video excerpt of the demo may be viewed here on Youtube.



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