Steve Armstrong's Tacoma Dojo
Available to view at this site: Tatsuo Shimabukuro filmed at Steve Armstrong's dojo in
The information you are getting is just as
if someone left a memorandum to refresh another persons memory of
what he already knows.
The kata movements is all basics and bunkai
cannot be matched and if you take the movements as set in concrete
you will never be able to understand them. Take them for what they
were intended, just a reminder of what once was. Also in 1966 Sensei
did Sanchin completely different than in 1956-58, even put more
moves in the kata.
Do not judge Sensei's performance. It is
obvious to any viewer of the information that Sensei is completely
disinterested. Note that even in this slow state his kicks were
still like lightning and most of all, the key description of what we
should all do, every move was effortless.
> 1966 movie index
The original recordings of the 1966 Film as
taken at Steve Armstrong's Tacoma Dojo are in the process of being
digitized as well as about 30 minutes of recordings of take-downs
and bunkai. These films shall be offered on DVD at the GKA Store (copyrighted by
Harry G. Smith in 1966).