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    NBK

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    Itsutsu no Kata - for the Emperor and Empress

    Post by NBK on Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:43 pm

    Yesterday I attended the 50th Budo Festival marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Nihon Budokan.

    The show was divided into two sets.
    - Set 1
    Ogasawara ryu Kyubajutsu
    Judo
    Kendo
    Sumo
    Karatedo

    The Emperor and Empress attended the first set.

    Judoka Sato Nakaichiro 7 dan and Masuchi Katsuyuki 6 dan performed Itsutsu no kata. They looked great to me, but I always wonder about performing INK for anyone that doesn't have a lot of judo background.

    The karatedo was three women that absolutely wowed the crowd - incredibly precise, quick, synchronized mayhem that included more throws than Nage no kata, it seemed.

    The kendo was a set of senior folks, four pairs doing Nihon Kendo Kata, the paired bokken basics, iai, and my former jodo instructor performing jo kata.

    To initiated (i.e., all but a handful of senior judoka in the audience) the INK was a distinct oddity among the others, I think.

    Any comments?

    NBK
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    Re: Itsutsu no Kata - for the Emperor and Empress

    Post by BillC on Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:28 pm

    NBK wrote:Yesterday I attended the 50th Budo Festival marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Nihon Budokan.  

    The show was divided into two sets.
    - Set 1
    Ogasawara ryu Kyubajutsu
    Judo
    Kendo
    Sumo
    Karatedo

    The Emperor and Empress attended the first set.  

    Judoka Sato Nakaichiro 7 dan and Masuchi Katsuyuki 6 dan performed Itsutsu no kata. They looked great to me, but I always wonder about performing INK for anyone that doesn't have a lot of judo background.

    The karatedo was three women that absolutely wowed the crowd - incredibly precise, quick, synchronized mayhem that included more throws than Nage no kata, it seemed.  

    The kendo was a set of senior folks, four pairs doing Nihon Kendo Kata, the paired bokken basics, iai, and my former jodo instructor performing jo kata.  

    To initiated (i.e., all but a handful of senior judoka in the audience) the INK was a distinct oddity among the others, I think.

    Any comments?

    NBK  

    Yeah ... I have a question. I sat around the hotel yesterday with my thumb ... with nothing to do except work and wait for a fizzled typhoon. How come I didn't know this was going on? Wink


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    Re: Itsutsu no Kata - for the Emperor and Empress

    Post by NBK on Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:42 am

    BillC wrote:
    NBK wrote:Yesterday I attended the 50th Budo Festival marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Nihon Budokan.  

    The show was divided into two sets.
    - Set 1
    Ogasawara ryu Kyubajutsu
    Judo
    Kendo
    Sumo
    Karatedo

    The Emperor and Empress attended the first set.  

    Judoka Sato Nakaichiro 7 dan and Masuchi Katsuyuki 6 dan performed Itsutsu no kata. They looked great to me, but I always wonder about performing INK for anyone that doesn't have a lot of judo background.

    The karatedo was three women that absolutely wowed the crowd - incredibly precise, quick, synchronized mayhem that included more throws than Nage no kata, it seemed.  

    The kendo was a set of senior folks, four pairs doing Nihon Kendo Kata, the paired bokken basics, iai, and my former jodo instructor performing jo kata.  

    To initiated (i.e., all but a handful of senior judoka in the audience) the INK was a distinct oddity among the others, I think.

    Any comments?

    NBK  

    Yeah ... I have a question.  I sat around the hotel yesterday with my thumb ... with nothing to do except work and wait for a fizzled typhoon.  How come I didn't know this was going on? Wink
    Wouldn't done you any good to know. By invitation only, all entrants screened against a by name roster. Very tight security. And all projectile weapons demonstrated after the Imperial couple left, I noticed, except the Ogasawara ryu guy had and shot a single whistle bulb head shaft that couldn't have put your eye out.

    Besides, you didn't ask.

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