Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 578: A very big day!



Up at 4:45 AM!


頑張って or Gabatte ... Good Luck, to all.




Very early Sunday morning ...
preparations and the judges meeting.





Each of the six rings Welcome you ...






Demura Sensei welcomes you ...
before his self defense demonstration ...



photography by NinHo

After countless details, and the hard work of
unseen tournament warriors, all is ready ...




Judges flags for kata ...




Judges scorecards for kumite ...





Competitors pads & mouth-gear ...


photography by Mei Okamura

The Batto Demonstration ...


photography by Mei Okamura

Master Choji Sato's demonstration ... followed by
skilled weapons and application demonstrations.




And in ring 1 ...



Division 1 starts the days competitions.


photography by Mei Okamura

Kata.

(More tournament images will be available here.)





Kumite.




Some of the faces of the tournament.




At the end of a long day, almost done ...




A special thanks to all the helpers ...




Now it's time for pizza!




A smile for Monday ...




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