Master Hasumi's 2013 USA Visit

Shudokan Karate was honored to host Master Hasumi, who visited from Japan and gave a seminar to karate practitioners from around the metro Denver area. It was the third year that Master Hasumi has visited.

He led Sensei Tanabe's regular advanced class for 2 hours, then led a 4 hour seminar on Saturday, October 19, at the Elk's Lodge in Longmont, Colorado.

Master Hasumi was one of Sensei Tanabe's original teachers. At 80 years old, he is one of the few 9th degree black belts in the world. He was also Vice-President of the Japan Karate-do Federation and General Secretary of the World Karate-do Federation for 17 years.

Master Hasumi taught us many techniques, which Sensei Tanabe will continue to teach in the coming year. One of the highlights was teaching the application of two katas, Pinan Yodan and Pinan Sandan.

Master Hasumi demonstrates a blocking techniqueMaster Hasumi demonstrates a blocking technique

 

Master Hasumi works with Gabe RambergMaster Hasumi works with Gabe Ramberg

 

Master Hasumi throws GabeMaster Hasumi throws Gabe

 

Master Hasumi throws Gabe againMaster Hasumi throws Gabe again

 

 

 

 

Master Hasumi and Sensei TanabeMaster Hasumi and Sensei Tanabe

 

Master Hasumi explains the application of Pinan YodanMaster Hasumi explains the application of Pinan Yodan

 

 

 

The class listens while Sensei Tanabe translates for Master HasumiThe class listens while Sensei Tanabe translates for Master Hasumi

 

The class practices an application of Pinan YodanThe class practices an application of Pinan Yodan

 

Students demonstrate their technique while the class watchesStudents demonstrate their technique while the class watches

 

Students demonstrate their technique while the class watchesStudents demonstrate their technique while the class watches

 

The class practices Pinan Yodan with a new understandingThe class practices Pinan Yodan with a new understanding

 

End of classEnd of class

 

Master Hasumi, Sensei Tanabe, and Advanced Class StudentsMaster Hasumi, Sensei Tanabe, and Advanced Class Students