Jan
29

Kanshu Sunadomari: “The Diminutive Magician from Kyushu”

The next participant, Kanshu Sunadomari has, up until now, been little known outside of his native Kyushu. Together with 12 of his students, he made the trek from Kumamoto to perform in this demonstration. This was the longest demonstration of the day lasting about one hour and fifteen minutes. Several of Sunadomari Sensei’s students gave individual performances including two skillfully choreographed prior to the demonstration by the head of the Manseikan Dojo. Sunadomari Sensei himself lectured at length about the goals of Aikido and his personal theories concerning the art and then proceeded to give a well-received presentation of his highly unusual approach by showing numerous techniques. Especially fascinating were his handling of group attacks.

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