08-31-2012, 11:50 PM
http://www.guillaumeerard.com/images/stories/aikido/events/budokan-kagami-biraki-2011/budokan-kagamibiraki-2011-01.jpgEvery year, the Nippon Budokan holds one of the most important events in the Japanese Budo world: the Kagamibiraki (???). The demonstration is usually scheduled at the end of the winter break and this year, the date was set to January 10. It also marks the resuming of training in most dojos that had closed their doors during the holidays. On that day, representatives of some of the most important martial art schools demonstrate their incredible skills to a packed audience of enthusiasts. We of course would not miss that opportunity to enjoy the display and this year, we took some recording material with us in order to share the event with those who are not lucky enough to be in Japan.
(Original blog post may be found here (http://www.guillaumeerard.com/aikido/events/100-budo-demonstrations-at-the-nippon-budokan-kagamibiraki).)