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Nippon Sport Science University (Nittai-Dai) - Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts and Traditional Performing Arts. Sumo Demonstration. Photo taken on 11 February 2018 at Toa Payoh Sports Hall. Photo by Siaw Woon Chong/SportSG news

Japanese martial artists come to town

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On 11 February 2018 (Sunday), visitors at the Toa Payoh sports hall were treated to an exciting range of Japanese martial arts and traditional performing arts demonstration by students from the Nippon Sport Science University. 

The variety of Japanese martial arts showcased on Sunday included Judo, Kyudo, Kendo, Aikido, Karate, Shorinji Kenpo and Sumo wrestling. In addition to the display of martial arts, traditional Japanese dances such as Yosakoi-soran, Wadaiko, Nihon-Buyo and Japanese Taiko were also performed by students. Spectators cheered for their favourite martial artists while they sparred on the mat, flipping their opponents onto the ground in the Judo performance. Sumo wrestlers on the other side of the hall tested out their strength against each other in attempts to push their opponent out of the ring. 

Here are the significant moments captured during the event: 

Nippon Sport Science UniversityDemonstration of Japanese Martial Arts - Kyudo (Japanese Archery)Held at Toa Payoh Sports Hall on 11-02-2018. Photo by Andrew JK Tan/SportSG 

Kyudo (Japanese Archery) showcased during the performance at Toa Payoh Sports Hall. Photo by Andrew JK Tan/SportSG

 Shorinki Kempo Held at Toa Payoh Sports Hall on 11-02-2018. Photo by Andrew JK Tan/SportSG   

Shorinki Kempo. Photo by Andrew JK Tan/SportSG 

The current style of Kendo has gone thru about 250years of evolution. The bamboo swords also known as Shinai, with the protective equipment, Bogu, are the current gears of todays Kendo practitioners. Photo By Eugene Lim/SportSG  

The bamboo swords, also known as Shinai, with the protective equipment, Bogu, are the current gears of today's Kendo practitioners. Photo By Eugene Lim/SportSG

Nippon Sport Science University (Nittai-Dai) - Demonstration of Japanese Martial Arts and Traditional Performing Arts. Traditional Japanese Dance. Photo taken on 11 February 2018 at Toa Payoh Sports Hall. Photo by SIAW Woon Chong/SportSG  

 Demonstration of Traditional Japanese Dance. Photo by Siaw Woon Chong/SportSG

Aikido practitioners perfect their techniques thru repeated practise. They do not compete and therefor they do not have matches.  Photo By Eugene Lim/SportSG 

Aikido practitioners perfect their techniques through repeated practice. They do not compete and thereford they do not have competitive matches. Photo by Eugene Lim/SportSG

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