Today was our busiest day of the year.
Held at Costa Mesa High School with a capacity crowd.
After vocal, traditional Japanese Dance, kata, kumite,
taiko, batto and kobudo-kumite demonstrations ...
team kata and junior competition began.
to award medals to the winners of each division.
Tournaments require some patience and waiting.
Six rings running
from 10 - 6:30 PM
|Mens kunite winners. Brian Hilliard (L) USA National Champion, 1st place.|
Demura Sensei presented a Tokaido gi, as
Outstanding Competitor Award to Brian Hilliard,
1st place Men's Black Belt Kata and Kumite.
|Brian Crismas, Kansas Instructor|
|Tournament Director, Dave Hines|
The tournament goes smoothly, because of
|Cam Steuart, Chief Instructor - Canada|
|Byron Fennema, Instructor - California|
Demura Sensei's many dedicated Instructors ...
|Kumi Akiba, Japan & California|
|Greg Collier, Announcer&Instructor, CA.|
from all over the world.
|Swabe Sensei, Japan and Sakamoto Sensei, Chief Instructor - Honduras|
|Mrs. Nishiki & Ken Nishiki, Japan Instructor/Coach|
Mrs. Nishiki, Sensei of Traditional Japanese Dance.
|Fan used in traditional Japanese Dance, performed by Mrs. Nishiki.|
A great day!