Friday, June 15, 2007

Tsunako Miyake

I've mentioned before a couple of times that Tsunako Miyake, one of Tomiki's earliest students, made a tour of the U.S. in 1997 to teach Goshin Jitsu. She was in her early 70's at that time, and was an amazing, vigorous teacher. I actually saw her do handstands and falling leaves ukemi during those 1997 seminars.

Well, now she's in her 80's and she's back! Starting this weekend, she'll be in Houston for a couple of weeks worth of invitational seminars, again on Goshin Jitsu. I sure wish I could be there, but I'm broker than the 10 commandments right now, so no Houston trip for me this summer. I'm jealous of all you guys that get to see her this time.
I have my own lovely picture of Ms. Miyake that my student, Jamie, snapped when she was here last time, but I don't have it scanned into a format that I could use here, so I lifted this pic from the Windsong Dojo site. Hope y'all don't mind.

1 comment:

  1. The seminar was great. Miyake Sensei was great, although recent hip replacement surgery had slowed her down a bit. Demonstration of the Goshin Jitsu Kata were performed by two guys from here at the Houston Dojo under her and Shihan Geis's supervision.

    Keith Patton
    Sandan, Houston dojo


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