|Sugano Seiichi Shihan (1939 - 2010)|
|Morning training lead by Doshu|
|This was my second meeting with Doshu|
With six hours of training every day it was a gruelling week on the mat for the participants, many of whom were catching their first glimpse of Doshu and the other senior sensei who were there from around the world. I watched most of the training and witnessed a lot of familiar principles in play from my karate; timing, distance, sabaki....all were being employed in order to manipulate a person's energy and render it inert.
|Doshu offering his Aikido during the embu|
|Image from the embu in Melbourne's Federation Square|