The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre in Burnaby had its annual festival during Labour Day Saturday and Sunday. Both days, we participated in karate-do demos, alongside practitioners of aikido, kendo, jujitsu, and judo. Here are a few photos from Day One.
As some of you already know, we have done karate-do demonstrations at the Powell Street Festival for many years. This year we were offered an additional opportunity to do a demonstration, this time at VanDusen Gardens, during the Cherry Blossom -Sakura - Festival. The challenge? We were first on the roster: 10am, when the garden opened. Thankfully, it was a beautiful, bright day, so although our uniforms got muddy quickly in the morning dew, our spirits were high. The demo went [...]