Tuesday, May 01, 2012

"Old School" Karate

Thanks to the miracles of YouTube, I was able to make this video I shot last week look really old.  Fun tech!

Getting Ready for Demos

We're getting ready to do a couple demos at local middle schools for the Asian Coalition.  I'm looking forward to sharing a little about Okinawan Culture and our Karate class with folks from the community.

This video clip is of some of our students practicing Pinan Shodan and devising a multi-person bunkai application for the demo.

Naihanchi Through the Years

Thanks to the advent of digital cameras and digital video technology, I have been able to regularly video myself doing kata so I could play it back later and see what I could learn about where I was at at specific points in my journey. 

This video shows me doing Naihanchi Shodan each year since we started training at North florida Aikido's dojo.  I have to say, I haven't progressed as much as I would have liked.  I see myself repeating many of the same flaws despite the 6 years that have elapsed!  

I think I'll continue this process for the next 20 years or so and see if I can fix those flaws!