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On this page we will post videos and photos of Nanba Movement, so that you can get a vivid impression of what it looks like, and some idea of the wide range of applications. You will also find files attached which help explain the movement.

We have programs already ongoing that offer training in Nanba movement and its applications, and are currently developing products and additional programs to help a wider range of people enjoy the benefits of Nanba movement.

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Nanba Walking in Step

Nanba is the Art of Physical Finesse. Nanba Walking in Step shows a student learning how to walk side by side with me in the same rhythm and pace. It is difficult to get this by thinking or guessing when the other person will move. As you see here, by using Nanba Walk and by feeling the rhythm rather than thinking about it, the sense of harmony gets better with each try. Nanba gives you the ability to sense and blend with movement around you. It improves communication and helps you move in safely in new situations. This video on Nanba Walking is one of 6 in a series I produced during our Edo Nanba Walk event on June 21, 2009, Our Shunsokai Group meets monthly to do training in Nanba Walking, Nanba Running, Nanba Exercise, and to enjoy aspects of traditional and modern Japanese culture from a Nanba perspective.

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Nanba is the Art of Physical Finesse. Nanba Walking into a Crowd shows students learning how to pass smoothly through a crowd of people walking against the current. This can be quite challenging walking in a crowded city like Tokyo, moving quickly through the crowd without colliding. It takes practice, but Nanba makes it easy! This video on Nanba Walking is one of 6 in a series I produced during our Edo Nanba Walk event on June 21, 2009, Our Shunsokai Group meets monthly to do training in Nanba Walking, Nanba Running, Nanba Exercise, and to enjoy aspects of traditional and modern Japanese culture from a Nanba perspective.

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This shows a warmup exercise we do to lighten our step before a Nanba Run. If upper and lower body are not coordinated you cannot move this fast. It also keeps you floating like a butterfly, and makes you a faster runner.

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Nanba is the Art of Physical Finesse. It begins with our most common form of movement, walking. Its applications range from martial arts, to dance, to music, to physical exercise.

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Nanba Walking Up and Down Steps works in the same way. You let the feet and hands rise and fall on the same side, like a cat walks. This is much easier than hoisting yourself up a flight of stairs the way most people do, forcing and twisting the body with each step, which makes you soon get out of breath! Try it and see what a difference it makes.



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  1. […] them. We tried the movements from Will Reed’s Nanba website, in particular the 3rd and 4th video clips. The young ones really enjoyed the Charlie Chaplin […]

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