On April 21, over 300 student researchers presented their projects in 30 disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. We also show our students how to use not only their God-given martial arts weapons, but also how to use their car keys, pens, cell phones, books and anything with an edge for a self-defense weapon Our grandmaster has been teaching self-defense to groups for 40 years including sororities, scouts, women’s groups, church groups, political groups, military, EMT, faculty, etc.
After demonstrating forms ( kata ) in empty hand combat (karate) and weapons (kobudo), pragmatic applications of individual kata techniques (bunkai), basics (kihon), sparring (ippon kumite) and defense against a variety of attacks including gun, rifle, knife and club attacks, Ryan and Patrick demonstrated excellent understanding of the Okinawan martial arts and were promoted to shodan black belt by Soke Hausel.
With his long-standing commitment to Arts/Health and his knowledge and connections across these ten districts, it will be good to support him embedding culture and the arts across all his strategic planning and delivery, with that cultural thread running through everything that Greater Manchester is about.
Imagine training with Kyoku no Budo (Professor of Martial Arts) who taught martial arts, traditional karate , kobudo (martial arts weapons), self-defense , jujutsu and samurai arts at the University of Wyoming for 3 decades and also taught karate and kobudo at Arizona State university, University of New Mexico and the University of Utah.
First things first – a big congratulations to Alder Hey’s Children’s Hospital Arts for Health service, which has been successful in securing £50,000 from the People’s Project Big Lottery Fund to deliver a comprehensive programme of music with children and families on the wards.