Swedish National Taikai 2011

Pontus kastar Alex med sode maki gaeshi

Pontus kastar Alex med sode maki gaeshi

The award of “Best Club”, which was established in 2009 by the Shorinji Kempo Gothenburg and is awarded to the branch that ranks best in total during the national taikai under a special scoring system, this year the Stockholm Södra shibu. Good work by the Stockholm södra branch that had many participants, hopefully, a lot more kenshi will take on the challenge and try to win the trophy for their branch next year.

Here are some pictures from the event

Pontus throws Alex with sode maki gaeshi

Pontus throws Alex with sode maki gaeshi

The winning pair Alex and Pontus during their embu The winning pair Alex and Pontus during their embu

Here is a video of the winning embu:

Arnaud and Joakim - tobigeri

Arnaud and Joakim - tobigeri

Joakim throws Arnaud

Joakim throws Arnaud

Pelle does ura gatame on Erik

Pelle does ura gatame on Erik

David throws André

David throws André

Anders and Andreas during their embu

Anders and Andreas during their embu

Herr are a few more pictures from the embu competition.

Not only Competition

It was not the only competitions during the day, but also a full day of training. Before the competition, while the competitors and the judges prepared, Viktor Karlholm together with Per Lindblom held a session on Embu for those who did not compete.

After the competitions and lunch the afternoon was divided into four sessions with four different instructors. Boban Mladenovic-sensei held a session on gōhō and applications. He also talked about the importance of mekubari and focus when using one’s techniques.

Boban-sensei teaching about gōhō and how to apply gōhō hōkei

Boban-sensei teaching about gōhō and how to apply gōhō hōkei

Next session was held by Leif Kekonius-sensei. This session focused on different types of ashi barai and a variety of interesting exercises to practice this.

Leif-sensei teaching about different types of ashi barai

Leif-sensei teaching about different types of ashi barai

Anders Pettersson Sensei held a session on the various principles we have in jūhō and how easy it is to learn new hōkei if you’ve understood the principle of the technique.

Anders-sensei teaching, here together with Arnaud Tiquet

Anders-sensei teaching, here together with Arnaud Tiquet

The last session of the day was held by Alexander Tilly-sensei, and he went through some more advanced techniques and how to switch the technique if the opponent reacts and try to prevent the technique one is doing.

Alexander-sensei teaching

Alexander-sensei teaching

 

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