In the heart of London, in Spitalfields Market, people gathered to celebrate Okinawa Day, a great opportunity to experience Okinawan Classical & Folk Music, Eisa Dancing, Okinawan Food & Drinks and an array of Craft Stalls.
I arrived about midday with an assortment of traditional training aids, Chishi, Nigiri Game and Tetsu Sashi with impact pads as this is very rarely seen in the UK. We had a 40 minute slot and this year I took a small group of Children to participate in this year’s event, they were great and received a standing ovation.
Then it was the seniors turn to perform. I explained to the audience that today I would like to demonstrate a typical Karate session because people are not sure what to expect. We started with a warm up then moving basics followed by Traditional Supplementary Training Tools. People were amazed at the sheer power of some of the performers.
This was our 4th year attending this prestigious event, I would like to thank, Yoshi, Mutsumi and Mihoko San, The Committee of Okinawa Day 2013.
Chief Instructor OTGKA