Friday, September 25, 2015

Alien Kombat

Japanese Festival 2015-09-05 20

There were several martial arts demonstrations at the Japanese Festival. I walked into this one, something I had never seen and whose name, um, I forgot. It seemed very stylized. The participants had these strange outfits in a deep blue. Their poles were clearly substitutes for swords. One of them explained the protocol. You get points for striking your opponent on the top of the head, those epaulet-thingies and on the side around the kidneys. It didn't have to be hard, just a touch. Perhaps the skill is to defend against against it and to pierce those defenses. Sort of Safety Samurais.                       

Japanese Festival 2015-09-05 19 BW

4 comments:

Bibi said...

Sounds like fun, sort of! They look like flies with those 'faces'.

José Mendonça said...

I've never seen one of these in person but I always thought they look amazing!

William Kendall said...

Alien is a fitting word, with their attire!

Stefan Jansson said...

That looks like Kendo.