Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 1677: If you'd been there ...






Mini, ink, watercolor & collage journal entry





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Sunday was Demura Sensei's 46th Annual Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai
International Goodwill Karate Tournament.
If you were there you would have seen ...



setting up, pre-competition


six competition rings spread out the length of the event center,
each equipped with scorecards, flags & rosters...





Award medals ...





The head table, & tournament directors.



Directors,  Edgar Albanian & David Hines, Roy Center not pictured


and our real super heroes, the charting group that makes
sense out of hundreds of entry forms in 100 events.




The taiko demonstration ...



Chris Maxwell, Taiko director

A batto demonstration ...



Choji Sato Sensei, from Japan, demonstrating cutting with a live blade

And special guests ...



Kelly, anthem soloist, Bob, announcer & Demura Sensei with Nisei Queen & Princesses

And before the 70 referees got busy, I got some pics ...

















Mark (l) welcomes CANADA in the house!


Before referees march in, rule clarification & directions ...





Our star photographer ...



Mei



Black belt men's kata & kumite winners ... 




 I got a bunch of hugs from the cutest kids ever...


Costa Mesa Dojo juniors (photo by Jennifer Moss)


A successful day in so many ways ...









Thank you Demura Sensei.












A smile for Monday ...






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