Photo Friday: Haganah

It was graduation day last night at the Academy of Okinawan Karate, and once again I was there to take pictures. This time I chose a photo from a demonstration of Haganah self defense techniques, which are also taught at the school.

Hand-to-Hand Defense

Someone's about to have a very bad day

Here Pat Golden, on the left, is defending against a hand-to-hand attack. Through the course of the night he demonstrated defenses against empty hands, knives, and guns, generating a lot of oohs and aahs from the crowd. Had I been more familiar with the techniques I might have been better prepared for subsequent action shots, but I think you get the idea.

Shot with the 18-55mm kit lens and my SpeedLite 430EX external flash. There are a few more pics in the set. I had focusing issues all night, and I really wish I could afford a faster, more flexible lens.

Someday.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

3 comments

  1. Noah L says:

    Glad to see Pat’s still being awesome. Also, he’s doing karate now!?

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