From 1/11 Daily Sports
Pitcher Shimoyanagi Tsuyoshi trained with Mr. Midori Kenji, Daihyo of Shinkyokushinkai and his students at the Amami Sogo Sports Center on 1/10.
"These children are incredible. They never say tired." The veteran pitcher expressed his strong admiration towards the spiritual strength of the young fighters.
Shimoyanagi deals with a super-hard training menu of a short-distance track athlete. "For a developing body this menu is too hard." Shimoyanagi thought to himself.
Nobody raised a voice. Consecutive jumps using hurdles, slope dashes, short dashes while pulling a weight "Everyone okay? Take a rest?" All members finished the menu without adding to the anxiety of the left arm (Shimoyanagi).
Shimoyanagi ate with Midori Daihyo at night on 1/9. It is thoght that the lower body strengthening menu on which Shimoyanagi had been working on would become good training for keri waza in Karate - this is the origin of the joint training.
"I want to touch the hard training, and this will become good a experience for everybody." said Mr. Midori. The eldest member at the training was Watanabe Taishi-san (28), who fought at the World Tournament . He smiled and said "Shimoyanagi-san is very powerful. Very good training."
"I have also learnt a lot!" The fighters knew again the spiritual force which governed their strength. No matter how hard it was, their hearts would not die.