The theme for the 12th Annual Midwest Taikai is 婦人護身 (fujin goshin). This could be translated as women’s self-defense and is something Hatsumi Sensei speaks on from time to time. As with many things he says, the emphasis and meaning changes. Sometimes, for example, he is referring to performing a technique with little reliance on muscular power. Over the course of the Midwest Taikai, our excellent instructors will be sharing their understanding of fujin goshin.

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