“…He meticulously and precisely shuffled to the left, and then to the right (in a similar fashion to the little shop of horrors)…”
My Kanaky brother, Hnawish, had his Aikido graduation over the weekend and I was invited to take some photos of the event.
He had to pass some rigorous tests in order to obtain his black belt. And so he did -Hnawish threw, spun, whacked, jumped, and dove, then he dipped, dodged and grabbed with surgical precision. Bodies were flying left, right and centre – all in the spirit of good sport. He made it look so easy. A flick of the fingers and waaaaaaaah! They flew head over heels, literally – the photos prove it.
They came at him with wooden swords and knives. He meticulously and precisely shuffled to the left, and then to the right (in a similar fashion to the little shop of horrors), disarmed his opponents and brought them to their knees, literally (again). All it took was a little twist of the wrist, a tug from the elbow.
How impressive! I know who I would love to be my bodyguard if I ever become an organised (or even disorganised) Mafia boss. Respect! Oh, and I forgot to mention, Hnawish graduated and is now a first dan black belt. Congratulations Master Hnawish!