Kendo Crazy

This morning Nick Smith from ABC7’s View from the Bay interviewed Deb Clearwaters, Director of Education about upcoming Samurai-related programs. One of the programs highlighted was the Asia Alive Martial Arts Series which begins August 7. Kendo is the first of the martial arts highlighted in the series and Richard Hill from the Northern California Kendo Association and his associate Atsu were on-hand to demonstrate. My 10-yr old son Patrick who was observing the kendo demonstration loved it. His comment: “Wow! You can scream as loud as you want inside the museum and hit other guys with sticks?! I want to do that!” We will definitely be back for the program. Elvin McDonald is the guy filming the demo. The segment airs on View from the Bay next Tuesday. Footage of the footage courtesy of Nick Smith’s iphone.