Sunday, September 06, 2009

Martial Arts Performance

Minami Ryu Jujitsu

Striking and Kicking

Modern Day Samurai

Yesterday it was time for the annual Tungelsta Day. There was a few interesting things to see, and today I will show you some photos from the Martial Arts performance that took place on the soccer field at the Tungelsta school. It was a big hit with the kids. On the first photo you can see two girls from Minami Ryu Jujitsu warming up. Minami Ryu Jujitsu is a local Budo club, and it was members from that club that were performing. The second photo shows the youngest and most impressive member of the club. He was on the mat for most of the time, doing an impressive Kata, and also demonstrating different punches and kicks, before finishing off by easily breaking several boards using his fists and his feet. The biggest cheer of the day came when the teenage girl on the third photo took down Antonio Somma (a Jujitsu coach), during a demonstration of self-defence. I believe the show attracted many of the spectators, and I wouldn't be surprised if the club received a few new members after their performance.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

Nice captures! At first I thought that child in the middle shot was seriously at a disadvantage because of size but I see now I was wrong.

Eamon said...

In the third photo, I'm still waiting for the THUMP! as he hits the mat.

Leif Hagen said...

Hai Ya! Looks like a fun demonstration! No bloody noses, I hope! Did you show them all your karate kicks after you took the picutres, Steffe Meister?!

Jacob said...

It's not about size, it's about drawing your opponent into his/her weaknesses and that young lady did a good job in that third photo.

Great series, Steffe.

Don and Krise said...

Great series Steffe. I say get as many kids involved as you can. It's a wonderful way to harness that energy, as well as learning discipline.

Vogon Poet said...

Fine set of photos, here these things are done usually indoor, so isn't easy to take pictures without disturbing. You did very well, giving us the atmosphere of the event.

Gunn White said...

Impressive! :-)

Per Stromsjo said...

Jam-packed with action! Well snapped.