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Demonstrations and interviews
Scott Irey (Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu)
Tom Smyth & Mike Femal (Toyama Ryu)
Bob Elder (Toyama Ryu)
Yasumoto Iitsuka (Toyama Ryu)
Yoshitaka Yamada & Carl McClafferty (Shin Shin Sekiguchi Ryu Batto Jutsu)
Niina Gyokudo Toyoaki (Mugai Shinden Mugai Ryu)
Mitsuo Hataya (Toyama Ryu)
Taikai features the following events:
This DVD provides a great insight into the 2006 West Coast Tai Kai that is almost as good as being there. If you practice Batto-do, get some other dojo-mates together and watch it. It is always great to study the example of advance practioners for both technique, and attitude.
I enjoyed this set. I specially liked the kata demonstrations by the japanese masters. I think the competion part could have had more precise information about its development. Nice production though.
Very interesting to see the cutting competition. Definately a lot of talent there. The demos were good but I enjoyed the interviews the most. All koryu practioners can learn a lot from the words of these kenshi.