Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June SMAA California Seminar--Part 7

Training on Sunday concluded with the practice of kappo, ancient Japanese methods of resuscitation. Mr. Davey taught that in some cases an opponent may stop breathing as the result of a stranglehold, and that all participants in the seminar should know how to restore breathing and consciousness in such a situation.

Two related forms of kappo were taught, methods that are not often explained these days . . . even in Japan. The images above show H. E. Davey, Troy Swenson, Wesley Keppel-Henry, Jenness Hartley, and Kevin Heard Sensei practicing kappo.

Following kappo training, everyone met at a restaurant next door for a post-seminar party and lunch.