2nd Aikido Shoshinkan Annual Demonstration Round Up
2013 Aikido Shoshinkan 2nd Annual Demonstration was held on the 8th December 2013 in Nottingham. This year, we had a great support from all the dojos around the country participating in this event, and it was becoming a national event!
The dojos participating were : Goshinkan Dojo from Stafford headed by Jay Savery sensei (4th Dan), Ryushinkan Dojo from London Hatfield headed by Sarah Cullerne sensei (4th Dan), Eiryukan Dojo from Lincoln headed by Neville Coupland sensei (3rd Dan) and Dan Hollway sensei (2nd Dan), And one from as far away as Shudokan Poland Dojo headed by Daniel Felisiak sensei (3rd Dan).
The demonstration started with “Kihon Dosa Renzoku” which is one of the key performance demos performed by all participants from juniors to seniors counting over 50 plus students! And it was an impressive one indeed. It was quickly followed by range of demonstrations from juniors and seniors collecting some big woos and wows from the crowd.
Juniors had various demonstrations and competitions from “Inter Dojo Cup”, competed amongst different dojos for the best junior demonstration, to “Inter-School Championship”, which was a competition to select the best afterschool club.
Senior demonstration had some impressive demonstrations from each dojo, performing each key performances such as “Aiki-Ken” (Swords), “Tanto Soho” (Dagger), “Kankyuwaza”(Fast-Slow Demo) which was sharp and effortlessly excecuted by all participants. The main event of the Kihon Waza Championship was a fierce competition between each dojos. It was a tense 3 rounds of close competition between each participants.
The instructors finished the event with some of their impressive and fluid demonstration to show their skills and years of experience. There were lots of woos and wows from the crowd and the juniors, who were mesmorised by the demonstration.
It was a fantastic display of skill and discipline by everyone. I hope it was a proud moment for all the parents and family, who came to see all the hard work everyone has put in to make the demonstration a success! Thank you to everyone who took part and see you next year for something even more spectacular!
Demonstration Results and Highlights
Inter Dojo Cup
Inter School Championship
Kihon Waza Chamiponship
Shoshinkan Student of the Year 2013