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