Gallery − New York, October 2009 − Page 1
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On October, 2009, Mr. Jean-marie Perrier from Lyon, France visited the Shinjinbukan New York Shibu Dōjō.
Here are a few highlights of the training and other special moments:
Shinjinbukan New York T-Shirt
After our first training session, we presented Jean-marie with a Shinjinbukan New York Shibu Dōjō T-Shirt.
We had a Welcome Party for Jean-marie at the Japanese Restaurant Kenka.
Reigi Sahō is a set of etiquette and manners applied during social occasions which are an important part of the Shinjinbukan traditions. Reigi Sahō are applied to the entire social interaction during a party, including the way we eat, serve and drink sake, an how we offer a toast.
Below Sitting from Left to Right:
The highlight of the evening was when Jean-marie presented me with a nice bottle of French wine. Mercy beaucoup mon ami! And next, Joni Warren presented a gift to Jean-marie: a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon... Thank you Joni!!
During second day of training, Jean-marie had an opportunity to work with the children in my Dōjō.
Koshi — Hip Joint Mechanism
In the Shinjinbukan School, we train the Hip Joint Mechanism separately from the Core Mechanism and the Tsuki, Keri, Tenshin Mechanism. The use of Hip Joint deals with the isolated motion of the hip joint in different directions: upward motion, downward motion, to the back, to the front, triangular motion, circular motion and more...
One of the examples of the Hip Joint Mechanism is the Tailbone Rotation. This technique allows us to change the stance from high to low or viceversa. The strength of the entire spine and the core are used to generate the vertical movement, rather than straining the knees.
In the Shinjinbukan School, we use a very low sitting position to rest in between training drills. This low sitting position is also used to practice breath control and to cool down the body during intensive training sessions.
In this case, the tailbone rotation brings the body down to the low sitting position (the resting position). If we didnt use tailbone rotation, then, we would be putting much more strain on the knees and it would be hard to maintain balance.
Below: Next, we practiced one of the typical moves of Passai Dai by using a vertical control of the Hip joint and core section.
Kote Kitae and Uke Kata Drills
In the Shinjinbukan School, an Uke (Block) does not exist by itself. Uke Kata (Blocking Form) is practiced to develop the correct muscle memory necessary to connect all Uke (Blocks) into one flowing line of motion. The application of uke is really the use of tenshin in combination with tsuki and/or keri. In other words, We do not use an uke to develop brute force, but instead to apply tenshin to generate the momentum and force needed for the final killing strike: tsuki and/or Keri.
Around New York City
After training, we had several opportunities to enjoy some of the night life in New York City...
Finally, here are a few pictures around New York City!!!
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