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Your family and guests are cordially invited to a Japanese Ikebana and Martial Arts demonstration. Presented in Woodinville by a world-class Japanese Martial Arts instructor and one of the most senior Ikebana teachers in the United States.
Nobuko Relnick, a Woodinville resident, is a senior teacher of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. She teaches and promotes Sogetsu Ikebana in the Northwest.
She is a past president of the Seattle Chapter of Ikebana International, and holds the highest teaching certificate from the Sogetsu School Headquarters in Japan. She is the Director of the Seattle Sogetsu Branch and teaches Ikebana as a healing art to cancer survivors in Evergreen Hospital and at the Cancer Lifeline Center in Seattle. She also teaches at Pottery Northwest near Seattle Center.
She will demonstrate and show how to work with nature in an individual and imaginative form through color, line and texture to create Ikebana arrangements from the heart for all to enjoy, using live plant materials.
Nobuko’s husband, Phil Relnick, is a world-renowned and respected expert in Japanese martial arts. He will host demonstrations in weaponry and unarmed combat rarely seen in public.
Just as paintings are artistic expressions brushed onto canvas, ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flowers and plants.
The founder of Sogetsu Ikebana believed that ikebana should be considered part of a lifestyle to be appreciated the world over, rather than an exclusive aspect of Japanese culture to be enjoyed by only a few.
The basic techniques of Sogetsu Ikebana are taught throughout the world. Because people are different from each other, the Sogetsu School encourages its students to be individual and imaginative. Regardless of the arrangement style, however, students are taught to pay respect to relationships such as space, line, depth, movement, color, form and balance.
It is up to the aesthetic awareness of the ikebana arranger to assemble the materials , choose their most beautiful aspects, order them and endow them with a value transcending that which they had in nature.
Arranging ikebana begins with careful observation of the plant materials. Human hands express beauty with the help of nature. The Sogetsu Ikebana School especially emphasizes ikebana to be made by any plant materials, to be placed anywhere and to be arranged with any containers.
Sogetsu Ikebana arrangements are intended to bring beauty and discovery into the lives of those who create them and into the lives of them who view them, as well.
KATORI SHINTO RYU
During the demonstrations, you will see a number of traditional and modern martial arts that are seldom seen in public. These include the techniques of Katori Shinto Ryu, considered by the Japanese government to be the most distinguished of all Japanese traditional martial traditions. This 600 year old tradition is the source from which many classical Japanese martial traditions have evolved. Katori Shinto Ryu has become a well-known and much sought after traditional martial art in many countries around the world.
Included in its martial curriculum are the arts of sword drawing (iai-jutsu), swordsmanship (kenjutsu), staff (bojutsu), glaive (naginata-jutsu), unarmed combat (jujutsu), throwing blade (shuriken-jutsu), espionage (ninjutsu), spear (sojutsu), combative tactics (senjutsu), and field fortification (chikujo-jutsu).
Shown at the event will be iai-jutsu, kenjutsu, bojutsu, and naginata-jutsu.
SHINTO MUSO RYU
Another tradition that will be demonstrated, Shinto Muso Ryu, is said to be the oldest style of martial combat that uses a stick (jo ?) against a sword in combat in Japan. It was founded about 400 years ago by an exponent of Katori Shinto Ryu.
There will also be demonstrations of:
KODOKAN JUDO AND JIYUSHIN-KAI AIKI-BUDO
Two modern martial arts will be demonstrated. These are judo and aiki-budo, both, in their sportive forms, are practiced widely throughout the United States and other countries and have become a part of educational curricula in many schools. They are excellent forms of physical activity for young people.
Questions? Interested in learning more? We invite you to call Phil Relnick at 425-218-2882 for additional information.
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Woodinville, WA 98072-2968