On April 28, 2012 I had the honor of being able to participate in an Aikido demonstration at the blossom festival here in the city of Cupertino, 40 minutes south of San Francisco.
As I mentioned in my bio, I have trained in Aikido for sometime and this is the 3rd time I’ve participated in the demonstration here, since when my dojo first started performing here.
It’s a big festival here. This particular one is in honor of the sister city relationship between Cupertino and Toyokawa (豊川市) and has been going on for a couple of decades. I’ve been living in this area for a while and I’ve never gone to this festival regularly until 3 years ago – and that was because I was a member of the dojo!
Below are a bunch of photos that I took before I had my performance.Sorry I didn’t get too much of the other events, I just came for my dojo’s demo and I had to go to work an hour later. Nonetheless I hope you guys enjoy my reporting of this festival. Next up, the Nikkei Matsuri!
And as a treat, I present to you my dojo’s Aikido demo: