Category Archives: Demonstrations

2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival Demonstration

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez Jr., Prof. Clive Guth, and Prof. George Arrington

We performed a demonstration at the 2018 Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in Memorial Park. Thanks to Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., who teaches the kids class, for getting everybody ready, Professor Clive Guth for helping train them, and Professor George Arrington for MC’ing. Great job, everybody!

The Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival is Cupertino’s celebration of Japan’s sakura matsuri and Japanese culture held in late April. See¬†https://www.cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org/ for more information.

Thanks everybody who came to watch us!

Kids demonstrate breakfalls - throwing themselves while falling safely
Kids demonstrate breakfalls – throwing themselves while falling safely
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr. readied the team and coordinates the demonstration
Prof. George Arrington MC's the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Prof. George Arrington MC’s the demonstration, explaining the philosophy and techniques being shown
Escaping from a headlock grab
Escaping from a headlock grab
Countering a throw in mid-air
Countering a throw in mid-air

2017 Art and Wine Festival Demonstration

2017 Art and Wine Festival Demo Team

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School’s kids class gave a demonstration at the 2017 annual Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival at Central Park. The kids demonstrated self defense techniques including escapes, throws, joint locks, control holds, and more!

The demonstration was MC’d by Prof. George Arrington and preperation was under the direction of Profs. Clive Guth, George Arrington, and Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.

circle throw
shoulder throw
holding an opponent helpless with one foot
leg lock
drop throw

 

 

2017 Cherry Blossom Demo

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Demo Team, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.

The Kodenkan Jujitsu School participated in the annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival by performing a two-part demonstration:

First, traditional Kodenkan Jujitsu techniques, led by Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr., with kids from the dojo.

Second, a demonstration of real world self-defense and empowerment training, with Sensei Dan van Hook.

Thanks for having us, and coming to see us!

2017 Cherry Blossom Team and Sensei Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
Two-person defense
Big throw
Quick drop and throw