Seminar: Hans Goto (7th dan) in Sarasota, FL Feb 7-9, 2014
Posted 11/25/2013 2:15pm [from Barry Tuchfeld]
Hans Goto Sensei, 7th Dan, is teaching a seminar in Sarasota on February 7 (night) thru Feb 9, including a tradition of buki-waza on the beach on Sunday morning at Siesta Key. Goto Sensei is recognized world-wide for his exceptional instruction for Aikido students of all levels. He is skilled at making Aikido techniques accessible and explaining the geometry and bio-mechanics of the “founder’s Aikido,” and his demonstrations of how the bokken and jo are foundational for techniques.
New dojo opened in St-Eustache
Posted 11/25/2013 2:15pm [from Yannick Gagnon]
A new dojo opened in a small city call St-Eustache near Montreal in the province of Quebec.
The name of the teacher is Yannick Gagnon.
He went to Japan in 2012 to follow a course call Kenshusei that is given by Shihan Jacques Payet Sensei (7th dan) in Kyoto. Kenshusei is a course of a year which oblige the students to do 4h of aikido per day, 5 days a week for a year (minimum). Days of training can go as long as 8h of training a day.
To find information for the course, you can go on this link below :
Seminar: George Ledyard in Atlanta, Georgia, 12/6-12/8/2013
Posted 11/19/2013 7:33pm [from jonreading]
Join Aikido South for a seminar with George Ledyard in Atlanta, Georgia, December 6-8, 2013.
Ledyard sensei is a Rokudan in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba and instructs at Eastside Aikido dojo in Bellvue, Washington. This seminar features an intense training schedule and lots of opportunity to work directly with sensei. Space is limited and we offer a pre-registration discount!
Dojo News: Wadokan Dojo Tomball Aikido's New Location (TX)
Posted 11/19/2013 1:12pm [from Patrick Murphy]
The Wadokan Dojo has opened at it's new location in Tomball, Texas, a northern suburb of Houston. The dojo-cho is yondan David Galdamez who is the founder and Chief Instructor of the school.
Seminar: Cognard Shihan, 8th Dan in Verona, Italy, November 30-December 1
Posted 11/14/2013 3:09pm [from Andrea Debiasi]
“Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese” (AACTG) & "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu Ha" (KAKKHRH) are glad to announce the Aikido Seminar directed by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Verona, Italy, November 30th-December 1st 2013.
Location: Facoltà di Scienze Motorie, Via Casorati 43.
The seminar is open to everyone. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are welcome.
For more information (including the flyer and some lodging options) check out the following website
Seminar: Aiki Extensions European seminar 2014
Posted 11/14/2013 3:09pm [from Quentin Cooke]
The Aiki Extensions European seminar in 2014 will be held between July 4th to 6th. The venue will be very near Cambridge in the UK. Accomodation facilities have been booked for up to 60 people. The programme isn't fixed, but the venue offers a number of halls and I do plan to offer a really great variety of on the mat and off mat sessions, all of which will fit into the theme of 'Pushing for Peace', whether that be inner peace or out there in the world at large. I hope to be able to introduce you to some amazing people doing amazing things. If you have something you want to present, then get in touch. If you want to attend, then mark your diary and please let me know. It would be really reassuring to know sooner rather than later.
The accommodation is of a basic nature to keep costs down. I can't finalise costs yet as it depends on how many come, the more who attend the lower the cost.
This aikido seminar will be very different to the norm, but I think I can promise you a truly fulfilling experience.
Seminar: Tomiki Aikido Seminar, Almussages/Valencia Spain, 11/23-11/24/13
Posted 11/14/2013 3:09pm [from Eddy Wolput]
23-24 November 2013 Almussafes/Valencia joint seminar with Eddy Wolput and Yoshiomi Inoue Aikido principles and applications (kata and randori)
Aritlce: "I was the first to introduce aikido here"
Posted 11/10/2013 3:45pm [from Jun Akiyama]
This article entitled "I was the first to introduce aikido here" highlights Thamby Rajah of Seremban, Malaysia, who studied with Gozo Shioda in the early 50's and established the Shudokan Institute of Aikido in Seremban 56 years ago.