Camp Japan

Who says you can’t be a fierce warrior AND a skilled artist?! Not the Samurai!

Camp Japan is a unique day camp combining martial arts, art and culture. Taught by black belts, artists, musicians, professional educators and more, we offer hands-on experiences for all the five senses. Hosted at a state-of-the-art martial arts dojo, we also go on fun-filled field trips to local museums and parks. Campers bond in an immersive experience for the mind, body and heart, expanding their skills in creativity, fitness, coordination, self-defense, cooperation, leadership, focus and reflection while exploring and having fun!

Highlights from Camp Japan 2013 are shown below, including:
Aikido open hand and traditional weapons practice: bokken, jo, tanto
Samurai Codes & Armor, Taiko Drumming, Japanese Tea Ceremony,
Japanese Anime films & Manga comics, Sumi-e brush painting
Relief Printing, Japanese folklore & ghost stories, Daruma Dolls
Zen Meditation, Japanese language
Eating mochi (rice paste cakes), noodles, sushi
Visiting Japantown and the Asian Art Museum

For more about Suginami Aikikai’s Camp Japan AND ongoing kid’s classes, visit:
http://www.sfaikido.com/children.html

Contact: Daisy Colchie – bewithart(at)gmail.com

David from San Francisco Taiko Dojo teaching at Suginami Aikikai

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Camp Japan: Enjoying Japanese food at Mifune Bistro in Japantown
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Camp Japan: Aikido techniques at Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Practicing Aikido: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Shogun Game: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Samurai Stamps: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF, 2013
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Contemporary Artist Interactive Anime Installation, Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Brush Painting, Tigers: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Brush Painting: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Weapons Practice, Jo: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Aikido Weapons Practice, Jo: Camp Japan Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Steal the Tanto Game: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Holding a Japanese Sword, Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Samurai Stories: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Trying on Samurai Armor: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Aikido Weapons Practice, Bokken: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Posing with a Japanese Sword in front of the Tea House: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Enacting the Tea Ceremony: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Trying on Samurai Armor: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Brush Painting: Camp Japan goes to the Asian Art Museum, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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Designing and carving ‘Chops’: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF.
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David of SF Taiko teaching taiko drumming to Camp Japan students at Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Aikido technique against two attackers – Camp Japan at Suginami Aikikai, SF
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Group Zombie collapse after an activity-filled day of aikido videos, training hard and games: Camp Japan, Suginami Aikikai, SF

 

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