Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8thDan in CA & AZ (June 2018)
Posted 6/04/2018 11:52pm [from Andrea Debiasi]
"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KAKKHR), in cooperation with "Los Angeles Aiki Kai" & "Arizona Aikido", cordially invites you to a series of June 2018 seminars with André Cognard Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai): Los Angeles, CA (June 16-17 & 27-28), Bakersfield, CA (June 18-19), Santa Ana, CA (June 20-21), San Diego, CA (June 22-24), Irvine, CA (June 25-26), Phoenix, AZ (June 30 & July 1).
All levels and affiliations are welcome.
Check out the details in the dedicated Website: http://www.usa-seminar-kakkhh.com
Seminar: Shirakawa, Ryuji in Calgary, Alberta Sept. 21-23 2018
Posted 5/28/2018 3:23pm [from Andrew James Barron]
Calgary Aikikai is excited and looking forward to training with 6th Dan Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan this September. This is the only seminar he will be conducting in North America and should not to be missed. All are welcome to come train with this dynamic and energetic Sensei. Info at : www.calgaryaikikai.com
Shihan Ruriko Masutani Passes Away
Posted 5/16/2018 2:30pm [from Matthew Streiff]
Sad news that Shihan Ruriko "June" (Masutani) Harris, of Springdale, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Also known as Ruriko Masutani, June was the beloved friend of Nigel Beckford, Matt Streiff, Alan Pelton, Skip Fox, Bob Intrieri, Martin Pachol, Greg Yakich, Barbara Brandom, Will Graves, Jim Weldon; step-mother of Darla Liston and family. June was the proud founder and executive director of Aikido of Pittsburgh. Shihan Ruriko Masutani founded Aikido of Pittsburgh in 1968 after she emigrated from Japan as a Christian exchange student. Born in Himeji, Japan, Shihan Masutani began practicing Aikido as a child in the early 1950’s under the guidance of her father. After moving to the United States and finally settling in Pittsburgh, Shihan Masutani continued training and began teaching seminars up and down the east coast. She taught Aikido in Pittsburgh for over 48 years.
Along the way she has made many friends and taught thousands of students. In Pittsburgh she opened dojos in East Liberty, Squirrel Hill, Fox Chapel and finally Etna. June had a special way with people, students, teachers, people on the street, nurses and caregivers… she was always known and always loved by those she touched.
Her journey in life has had Aikido and martial arts threaded throughout. From her early years as part of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF) then a member of the Aikido of Ueshiba association and her later years as an independent instructor, Masutani Sensei always sought to give her students and friends the best, regardless of affiliations and associations.
June was always a very independent person. Austere in many ways, she cut away frivolousness and got to the heart of training or relationships. She built a community in the Aikido and martial arts world that has a lasting legacy in those that she taught. She will be missed but will forever be remembered.
Celebrate June’s life with her friends at a memorial service on Sunday June 3, 2018 at 2 PM at Aikido of Pittsburgh, 401 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA 15223. Arrangements made by Perman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 923 Saxonburg.
In addition to the memorial service on Sunday June 3rd, the senior instructors of Aikido of Pittsburgh will hold a memorial Aikido seminar in her honor later in 2018. The burial will take place after that seminar.
Please check the Aikido of Pittsburgh website, www.aikidopittsburgh.org, or our Facebook page for more details on the seminar and burial date.
Seminar: Toshiro Suga, 7th Dan, 1-3rd June 2018
Posted 5/16/2018 2:30pm [from Scott Reed]
Toshiro Suga began aikido in 1968 at Hombu Dojo and moved to France in 1971. He was a senior student of Tamura Nobuyoshi Sensei and gives seminars all over the world. Please join us for his annual course in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Seminar: Kanai Sensei Memorial Seminar - May 25-27, 2018
Posted 5/07/2018 9:56am [from Andrew Manby]
Join us for the second Kanai Sensei seminar over the Memorial Day holiday weekend - an all-star lineup of senior instructors, fun activities, and affordable prices. It will have a retro feeling recalling Kanai Sensei and the early days of Aikido.
Robert Zimmermann - 7th Dan, Shihan;
David Farrell - 7th Dan, Shihan;
David Halprin - 7th Dan, Shihan;
Barbara Britton - 6th Dan, Shihan;
Fiona Blyth - 5th Dan, Shidoin
And other instructors to be announced.
Seminar: 5/18-5/20/2018: Seminar with Ikeda Sensei, Nashville TN
Posted 4/08/2018 7:09pm [from Marta Crispens]
30th Anniversary Seminar with Ikeda Sensei . Nashville Aikikai will be hosting a seminar to celebrate Tom and Mary McIntire Senseis' 30 years of teaching Aikido in Nashville on May 18, 19, and 20. Please join us for great training, fellowship, and cake. Seminar cost is $130 or $40 per class. There will be a taco bar dinner on Saturday night, $15 per person. Please preregister at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get a headcount for dinner. Payment will be accepted at the door.
Seminar: 4/28-4/29/2018: Rising Dawn Seminar in Dublin, Ireland
Posted 4/08/2018 7:09pm [from Diarmuid O'Riain]
Rising Dawn Seminar 2018 will be hosted in Dublin by Dublin Tomiki Aikido.
Location: Belgard Heights Youth & Community Centre, Old Belgard Road, Dublin 24, Ireland.
Seminar: Jacques Bardet, 7th Dan Shihan, Edinburgh Scotland, 2-4th March 2018
Posted 2/28/2018 7:47pm [from Scott Reed]
Jacques Bardet returns to Edinburgh for his annual course. Jacques is a senior student of the late Tamura Nobuyoshi Sensei and until recently, ran a full-time dojo in Paris. The course is open to all and everyone is very welcome. Please bring proof of insurance and aikido weapons.