Junior Camp 2007
Very quickly, they split up into clans; the Minamoto clan lead by Yoritomo (played by Jonin Daniel Mendel), and Taira clan lead by Yoshitsone (played by Renshi Steve Smith, 1st Dan). Under their tutelage, these samurai clans would undergo several training exercises in their groups, each ending in the clans competing in a challenge, in which the only route to victory was through teamwork.
Tug of War
Avoiding Tanto Attacks Workshop
Applying These Skills - Tanto vs Unarmed
Sound & Silence
Very quickly the clans moved onto some important stealth training, quickly learning how difficult it can be to stay perfectly silent while moving in a natural bush environment.
Having defeated the instructors using the training and teamwork skills they had gained during the day, the juniors walked away from the camp with a deeper understanding of their abilities with their own bodies and techniques, and how better to work with others to achieve their goals. A fun time was had by all, instructors and students alike, and we’ve received much positive feedback from the juniors regarding the day.
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