Traditional Japanese Martial Arts for Adults
Pictures from our AIKIDO demonstration
in support of Japan-American Society fundraiser
In May, the Japan-American Society of Southern Colorado hosted a fundraiser for victims of the Japanese earthquake near Sendai. In May, the Japan-American Society of
Southern Colorado (JASSC) asked us to participate in a fund-raising event for victims of the Japanese earthquake near Sendai. There were many cultural activities participating including Taiko and Shakuhachi performances plus several other traditional dance performances. Japanese food, calligraphyworkshops and a silent auction full of Japanese artwork, kimonos, etc. filled the sunny afternoon.
Since we didn't bring TATAMI mats with us, a crowd of about 100 watched us demonstrate right there on the grassy quad, whichmeant we'd have to treat our uniforms with a little bit of Oxi-Clean later. But hey, that's what Aikido is about: adapting to your environment! The two boys in some of the pictures are Goettsche Sensei's sons.
Aikido movie starts Jason and Richard.
Sean's hair seems to have a life of its own!.
A fellow named Brian showed up in full samurai battle armor. He was a big hit!
Surprisingly, the grass was softer than our tatami mats.