We just had very rewarding hands on experience in a martial art that hardly gets enough coverage: Suijutsu.
We had the pleasure of trying out 小池流 - Koike Ryu.
It took place at the "Happiness Kota Swimming Pool", Kota city, Aichi on Sunday, October 12th, 2014.
A great facility with friendly staff.
It is originally from what is now Wakayama (Southern Mie, old Ise). It makes sense considering the tradition of swimming and diving.
Teachers from the old Nihon Eiho Kenkyukai (now reorganized under the Aichi Suihei Kyokai) taught. Absolutely outstanding teachers with a huge breadth of knowledge. I cannot recommend this experience more.
It was filmed by Gamagori cable access and should have a video of the event on the public access airways.
This area of study is FAR under rated and deserves a healthy spotlight. They were describing *identical* body mechanics as found in any dry land school. Extremely relative physically and mentally, the workout alone is excellent and challenging.