Sports and martial arts - 12th Impact
If I say sports and Japan, you’re definitely thinking about martial arts?! And as usual there were many at Japan Expo this year but you could also discover two other sports which are very popular in the land of the rising sun: Puroresu and Yakyû (wrestling and baseball if you prefer)!
See you on the Tatami
Martial part of the major activities at Japan Expo and once more, you could enjoy many demonstrations and initiations. Many martial art clubs and associations were present, in a warm and relaxed atmosphere!
About 10 disciplines could be discovered such as Aikidô, Body Karate, Chanbara, Iaidô, traditional and acrobatics Karate, Kendô, Naginata, Ninjutsu and Shorinji Kenpô.
Kyûdo, Japanese traditional archery, was back after its great success last year on a dedicated area.
Get ready for the show… on the ring
In 2011, wrestling made a breathtaking come back at Japan Expo and the ring hosted two Japanese wrestlers: SUGI, the high-flyer, and RONIN, the ghost Samurai. Both wrestlers are specialized in Lucha Libre, which allowed you to admire impressive overhead acrobatics. Fierce, up in the air, spectacular: the fights were great shows.
SUGI and RONIN were not the only ones who stunned the audience on the ring and the wrestlers from the ICWA also offered great moments, not to mention the initiations which made some of you a bit stiff…
Ready for a home run?!
For the third year in a row, you could try Japan’s national sport: Yakyû, i.e. baseball. The Batting Center was expecting you for workshops with experts. An exhibition also presented the current Japanese teams.
Copyright: TAKO Presse / 2011 / Audrey, Eric, Kamel, Mamady, Paul, Sylvie
Culture and traditions
- Ken Ryu: Kendô, Iaidô, Chanbara
- Shôrinji Kempô
- Temple of the Ninja
- Wrestling: SUGI & RONIN
- Yakyû area
- Wrestling ring
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