Saturday, 28 May 2011
A date with the warriors -2
Even though it was a demonstration and not an actual combat, the hall was packed to capacity and there was cheer and applause on each fall and counter attack.There were many foreigners like me among the spectators and the atmosphere was that of any big sporting event. Aikido is a relatively modern Japanese martial art practised in several countries .Hollywood star Steven Seagal is said to be an expert and has employed the techniques in combat scenes in his films like Under the Siege and Above the Law. Derived from traditional Ju-Jitsu its emphasis is on using the attacker's force against him using very little force of defender . Applying this basic principle even kids can make a grown up attacker run for his life . Unlike Karate, the use of kicks and punches is very minimal or restricted to an extent. Practitioners do not make any sounds like war-cries and they simply twist and turn the arm of the attacker using his energy against him. So enjoy the video and pics as i did the live performance and please answer a simple question . If you are the lucky first u can have a Japanese hand -held fan as a gift from me. The question is-- Name the Indian gentleman who introduced Ju-Jitsu or say Judo in India ? The clue is-- He had a long white beard !