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July 31, 2009

Result Announcement of the 28th All Japan Ki-Aikido Taigi Competition

On 26th July 2009 (Sunday), the 28th All Japan Ki-Aikido Taigi Competition was held at Tenshinkan dojo, in Ki no Sato. This time, approximately 200 competitors, who represent dojos, classes, schools and universities from all over Japan, participated.

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There is no game in Ki-Aikido. In this competition, competitors perform a series of techniques that is called Taigi and compete the level of depth of mind and body unification. With the state of mind and body unification, the stable posture can be maintained, natural rhythm is produced, and the techniques become large.

The competition events are as follows:

[Individual]

Under 18 division                  # 1 Taigi KATATEDORI
University division                  # 24 Taigi JONAGE
Adult division (Under 40)       # 9 Taigi SHOMENUCHI
Adult division (40 and above) # 2 Taigi KATATEDORI RYOTEMOCHI

* If Nage is under 40 years old, the pair performs in Adult division (Under 40) and if Nage is 40 years old and above, they perform in Adult division (40 and above). Uke does not have age limitation in these two divisions.

[Group] (Series of the following Taigi / Common in all divisions)

# 7 Taigi MUNATSUKI-KERI
# 19 Taigi MUNATSUKI
# 20 Taigi NININGAKE, SANNINGAKE, RANDORI

Prizewinners’ names (without Mr. / Ms.) and their branches, universities are as follows:

[Individual]

Under 18 division

Gold prize : Michiko KOFUJI, Keiichi SHIBASAKI
                  (Hiroshima branch)
Silver prize : Misaki TAKAHASHI, Masato KOBAYASHI
                   (Kanagawa branch)
Bronze prize : Yuri AKIYAMA, Reina KUDO
                      (Kanagawa branch)

University division

Gold prize : Chiho MATSUDA, Kaoru HATTORI
                  (Hiroshima Jogakuin University)
Silver prize : Akino KAWAIDA, Yuta KIHARA
                   (Keio University)
Bronze prize : Miteki IKEDA, Tomoya NISHIMURA
                     (Hiroshima University)
4th prize : Tatsuya WATANABE, Daichi KITAHARA
               (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
5th prize : Hiroto KATO, Takahiro FUTAMI
               (Keio University)
6th prize : Daisuke TOYODA, Kazuaki TSUJINO
               (Keio University)

Adult division (Under 40)

Gold prize : Masaki MORIKAWA, Tomoaki KAWAGUCHI
                  (Kanagawa branch)
Silver prize : Kiriko NAKAGAWA, Akino NAKAGAWA
                   (Tochigi branch)
Bronze prize : Aya MIZUTA, Masatoshi ABE
                     (Kanagawa branch)

Adult division (40 and above)

Gold prize : Jiro KINOSHITA, Mitsuhiko NAKAHASHI
                  (Kanagawa branch)
Silver prize : Izumi IWABUCHI, Toshihide ISHII
                   (Kanagawa branch)
Bronze prize : Naomi MURAKAMI, Akinori SANO
                     (Tokyo branch)

Group (Under 18 division)

Gold prize : Keio Senior High School
Silver prize : N/A
Bronze prize : N/A

Group (University division)

Gold prize : Keio University
Silver prize : Waseda University
Bronze prize : Tokyo Metropolitan University

Group (Adult division)

Gold prize : Keio Aikido Kai
Silver prize : Keishinkan dojo (Kanagawa branch)
Bronze prize : Yushinkan dojo (Kanagawa branch)

This competition could be held with kind cooperation, support and donations from many people. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for those. Thank you very much.

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