Aikido Demonstration at 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival

Elly and I went to the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival, and I got photos of an aikido demonstration by Northwest Martial Arts.

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

1: Elly and I took the bus in to avoid the downtown traffic. These flowers were near what I thought was the bus stop (but wasn't—but that's another story).

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2: Preparing to go on

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3: Susan and Leslie demonstrate basic techniques

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4: Austin had a broken arm, but was tossing Randy around nonetheless

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5: '…with one hand tied behind my back! Er, I mean, in a sling!'

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6: Randy attacks

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7: Randy

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8: Susan reclines during a demonstration of 'unbendable body'

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9: Yamamoto-sensei and Krohn-sensei demonstrate advanced techniques

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10: Randy gets thrown

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11: Randy spent a lot of time in the air

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12: There goes Randy again

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13: This won't end well

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14: 'Oh, did you want that knife? No? I didn't think so.'

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15: Randy works with the younger students

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16: The bokken 'encourages' the kids to move faster :)

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17: Krohn-sensei demonstrates a sword kata

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18: More sword kata

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19: …more sword kata

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20: still more sword kata…

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21: And one more sword shot for good measure

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22: Randy, Austin, and Yamamoto-sensei demonstrate a jo kata

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23: Another shot of the jo kata

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24: Randy helps Krohn-sensei demonstrate jo throws

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25: I think Randy spent more time in the air than on the ground during this demo.

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