Saturday, January 16, 2010

Junokata with Kano and Yamashita

Here's an old film I found on YouTube of Kano doing Junokata with Yamashita. I may have seen pieces of this before - it looks familiar. But I've certainly never seen Kano performing the whole shebang! Interesting that the formality and artistic arm-waving and all that does not look so mechanical and obtrusive in this performance as in some that I've seen. Looks like aikido in places, doesn't it? Also of interest is how remarkably relaxed and casual Kano looks between moves. The toris that you see nowadays are programmed to move like robots to the next position for the next technique.


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