http://youtu.be/8qz0X6Q31Hs Samurai performance
http://youtu.be/cumGV7wdiPE Samurai wishing blessings upon us (I think that's what he said they
http://youtu.be/z0D-RbiHUeM Garytt breaks a board
http://youtu.be/bkkkj0fdTEI Karate Demo
This was followed by a South American dance performance...gotta be honest....I was a little weirded out by the guy that was dancing with all the women. Apparently, he's been taking lessons from Miley because his gross tongue was hanging out most of the performance. Luckily, there was a little girl in the performance, off to the side, and that's the performer we focused Mackenzie on. After that it was time for the karate demonstration. Garytt was soooo cute! He did really well....he got a little confused in one spot because the older kids were doing the sequence with more advanced moves and he wasn't sure if he was supposed to copy them or do what he knew. Also, since he has been the leader in his class for the last few weeks, he has had to get used to using the opposite arm that Sensei calls out (in class he is the guy at the front and has to show the newer kids how to do it), so during the performance he kept putting up the wrong arm. :) But, he was still amazing! AND...the Boy broke a piece of wood for the first time!!!! He is quite proud of this accomplishment!
|He's all the way in the back.|
After Garytt's demo, we walked around a bit to see what was on display...origami, flower arranging, kimono dressing. Kris even got a bit of a history lesson from the ladies at the information desk. As we were leaving the group below began playing.
http://youtu.be/ya9ewh9jctg Koto performance (it's a little short, the kids were in need of a nap)
Overall, a pretty interesting day! And, I caught sight of the beautiful tree below as we walked home.