ORANGE COUNTY BRANCH MAY 13th, 2017 KATA TAIKAI
Gassho! EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS AS OUR ACTIONS ARE THE SEEDS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO FOLLOW!
The Taikai opened up with 57 kenshi (Students) performing meditation (Chinkon) Kihon basic practice. Opening Tenchi Ken Dai Ikkei to Yonkei were demonstrated by all Black Belt students in perfect unison. Students demonstrated their kata in 4 courts varied by kyu/dan rank. The importance of good Kamae (Stance), Kiai, Chosoku-Zanshin, Happo Moku, Breathing, Rhythm and Accuracy were further discussed with all students. Several parents who actively participated; Sophia, Thomas, Phi, Jolene, Satbir & Yukiko demonstrated their kata forms in front of panel of judges. These parents lead by example!!! 1st-4th place were given to Children/Adults in the Kyu and Black Belt divisions. At the end of the Taikai we celebrated a day of the year in which mothers are honored for the great support of their families and society (MOTHERS DAY). Presents were given to all the 19 moms in the audience. In the afternoon, Shorinji Kempo Taikai (Tournament), practice was held for all 35 students participating in the 2017 International in San Mateo, California!!!!
FIXED FORM - KATA RESULTS
1st - Ricky P, Lauren P, Logan P, Nika M, Kirash K, Kevin Q, Riley R, Sophia D, Jolene P, Uchiyama A, Justin T. N, Tammy H, Haley L T, Ava M, Sarah B, Esther N, Katelyn M, Paul X, Trish P 2nd - Nicholas P, Isaiah C, Brandon P, Samantha H, Alison P, Justin N, Samuel F, Yukiko F, Sydni C, Thomas P, Phi D, Chang N, Evelyn P, Anson D, Noah H, Samantha H, Victor T, Katelyn V 3rd - Dan N, Connor H, Sabtir A, Sophia P, Haley N 4th - Gaganjyot A, Jill B