Always a proud day when our Okinawa Gojuryu Kenkyukai family trains together. Schools from all over North America made their way to Syracuse Martial Arts Kenkyukai for this event. Featuring Aivaras Engelaitis Sensei, the goal was to train and prepare all practitioners for Taira Sensei's arrival for his June and other future seminars! Each session focused had their own focus point to cover a strong range of basics and training exercises for all students and Shibu to bring back to their own home dojos.
On the Saturday sessions the first part covered simple but effective training exercises to strengthen everyone's core, balance, and other foundational concepts. This followed by detailed explanation and training in Kobudo. Each new technic was explained, demonstrated, practiced, than applied with a partner.
One of the important points was the connection Okinawan Gojuryu has with Kobudo. The same fundamentals from Sanchin are applied to Kobudo making the session easy to follow for both the experienced and novice Kobudo practitioner.
Thanks to Syracuse Martial Arts Kenkyukai again for hosting such a fantastic event. Big thanks to Sensei Aivaras Engelaitis Sensei for flying over and helping us all learn and prepare. It was a great experience for everyone and please join us in June to further your training with Taira Sensei himself!
We also want to thank all of the schools that took the time and made the trip to come and support your Okinawa Gojuryu Kenkyukai Family.
Syracuse Martial Arts Kenkyukai
East Wind Budo
Mountain Martial Arts
United Martial Artist Academy
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