Demonstration at Japan Festival

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  1. BrendanF

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    An embu my group (Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto ryu) did at the local Japan festival this year:



    NB: Our teachers had another obligation that day, so only students participated.
     
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    Awesome, Brendan! I was hoping you guys got some video of the demo!
     
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    looked good.
    the only critique i would give as an outsider is during the Iaido segment, i think it would have looked better if everyone was more on time with each other. since you didnt focus on this i can assume it is not how you practice. but a uniform cadence during a demo really looks good. the people in the back row could have used the person in the front as a timing cue.
     
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    Hey Chris - Ah yeah.. I think my other half filmed it, but this is someone else's footage (I hate being on camera).

    It was a shame, sensei had her rokudan aikido grading that day so she and Noriko both had to miss it.

    Thanks for the feedback Hoshin - absolutely, that would be up there on my list of flaws in our demonstration. Unfortunately I have to add that it's largely myself to blame for that; the other two seem to have been pretty well in sync during the iai/battojutsu :(
     
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    I myself actually detest synchronized individual kata. I think it's counterproductive to what kata should be, however for a demo it does look good.
    How long have you three been training?
     
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    Yeah when we train we do the torei as synchronised as possible, and we start the kata together, but run through it at our own pace. I guess I just did that out of habit.

    I've been studying Shinto ryu for about 9 years - the other two have trained longer.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Cheers Brian123
     
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