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10-17-2006, 10:11 AM
Posted 2006-10-17 09:10:05 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/

AikiWeb is honored to present the AikiWeb Workshop 2007 with Ellis Amdur sensei, Chuck Clark sensei, and Dennis Hooker sensei to take place in Orlando, Florida on February 2-4, 2007 at the Shindai Aikikai dojo. These three remarkable instructors from different lineages will share how aikido has affected their lives and the people around them. If you missed these instructors at the last AikiWeb Workshop, here's your chance to see them!

More information is available at http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/.

Please help spread the word about the AikiWeb Workshop by downloading a flyer from the above URL and posting one at your dojo.
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SeiserL
10-17-2006, 11:49 AM
Sounds like fun.
Count me in.

Susan Dalton
10-18-2006, 05:40 AM
That's great, Lynn. I look forward to seeing you on the mat.
Susan

James Davis
10-18-2006, 11:02 AM
Sounds like fun.
Count me in.
I intend to be there as well. I look forward to meeting you, Dr. Seiser. :)

akiy
12-14-2006, 05:43 PM
Hi folks,

Just as a quick reminder, the AikiWeb Workshop will take place on February 2-4, 2007, in Orlando, Florida. The instructors for this event will be Ellis Amdur sensei, Chuck Clark sensei, and Dennis Hooker sensei.

Don't forget that registrations postmarked on or before January 19th receive a discount, so please be sure to send in your registrations before then!

More information on the workshop including the registration form and flyer (please post at your dojo!) at:

http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/

I hope to see you there!

-- Jun

Nicholas Eschenbruch
12-15-2006, 03:04 AM
Any chance something like this will ever happen in a place with affordable flights from Europe...? Possibly NYC or DC? That would be so nice... I couldnt find any this time. Well, you guys have fun and I dream on ...

N

crbateman
12-15-2006, 09:59 PM
Any chance something like this will ever happen in a place with affordable flights from Europe...? Possibly NYC or DC? That would be so nice... I couldnt find any this time. Well, you guys have fun and I dream on ...

NJust a suggestion, Nicholas... Flights run both ways. Think about bringing the instructors to you. Their costs can be split many ways between attendees. The more fellow aikidoka you can sign up, the lower the cost to each of you. FWIW.

Jerry Miller
12-15-2006, 11:53 PM
Any chance something like this will ever happen in a place with affordable flights from Europe...? Possibly NYC or DC? That would be so nice... I couldnt find any this time. Well, you guys have fun and I dream on ...

N

Check airfare from say Frankfurt (or Brussels etc) to Miami and rent a car. I have not checked but airfare to Miami but because it is a hub for the Caribbean may be reasonable. Just a thought.

MM
01-05-2007, 02:16 PM
Depending on the work situation, I'm trying to be there.

Mark

akiy
01-16-2007, 01:05 PM
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to remind you all that the deadline for the discounted registration fee is this Friday, January 19th. If you want to register for the AikiWeb Workshop with the discounted fee, please fill out and send in your registration and payment postmarked by January 19th.

The registration form as well as details on the upcoming AikiWeb Workshop (February 2-4 in Orlando, Florida with Ellis Amdur sensei, Chuck Clark sensei, and Dennis Hooker sensei) may be found here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/

Best,

-- Jun

akiy
01-16-2007, 01:05 PM
PS: Is anyone reading this planning on attending?

-- Jun

MM
01-16-2007, 01:09 PM
It looks like I'll be there.

Are you going to make it?

SeiserL
01-16-2007, 04:37 PM
PS: Is anyone reading this planning on attending?
Yep, count me in.

BTW, what is the difference in "application topics" and "training"?

See you in a few weeks.

Paul Schweer
01-17-2007, 07:21 AM
... what is the difference in "application topics" and "training"?

Hello Dr. Seiser,

My understanding is that an Application Topic session may, if the instructor is so inclined, cover recognition/employment of aikido principles in daily life and/or complimentary pursuits. A breathing exercise, a solo kata of some sort, a verbal tactic for conflict de-escalation, a helpful hint for keeping one's keiko-gi crispy white and spring fresh -- an open invitation for the instructor to cover something people might not expect. And a warning to those attending that they may get something they wouldn't otherwise expect.

Having said that, my recollection from the first AikiWeb Workshop is that the Application Topic sessions were not so strange.

I guess we'll see when we see.

Best,

Paul Schweer

SeiserL
02-05-2007, 09:34 AM
Just returned from a most excellent weekend workshop.

My deepest compliments and appreciation to our host (Jun of Aiki Web), our instructors (Clark, Hooker, and Amdur), and all the participants. It was a great weekend of instruction, insight, and inspiration.

The information was overwhelming, but I will to stop riding my dead horse and think about those things i didn't know were things I needed to think about. (If you smiled, you were there. if you didn't smile, don't miss it next time.)

Rei. Domo Arigato.

Dennis Hooker
02-05-2007, 10:39 AM
Lynn it was great to see you. I hope you had as much fun as we had. Thank you for your support and adding yourself to the enrichment of the event.




Dennis

James Davis
02-05-2007, 11:03 AM
Thanks, to everybody who attended, for making my saturday great. Thanks, Jun, for setting up something so good and so close to home. :)

crbateman
02-05-2007, 12:51 PM
Ditto... Well done, Jun!

Ron Tisdale
02-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Wish I could have been there...I'll make one of these some day...

Best,
Ron

Chuck Clark
02-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Great fun and I learned a huge amount this past weekend. Thanks to all that took part. Now all I have to do is process what I learned down into my "cellular consciousness" (or celery consciousness as Arlo Guthrie used to call it) and add it to what I had already thought about that I didn't know I needed to think about... :straightf

I thoroughly enjoyed everyone and the struggle to take in so much and so many varied examples of what we all obviously love.

Let's do it again!

Dennis Hooker
02-06-2007, 09:55 AM
Man oh man it is great to learn from each other with so many good and skilled folks willing to help. You all do know that Chuck, Ellis and I were there to learn from one another don't ya? :D We act civilized like we are teacher but in fact we are thieves using the guise of class to steal from one another. ;)

Dennis

MM
02-06-2007, 10:05 AM
Had a great time!

I met more people than I can remember, though I can still see faces swirling around in my mind. :)

Thanks to all who helped make this happen.

I think the one thing that stood out for me was watching Hooker sensei teach a session. For me, it was as if Clark sensei was teaching. Different people, different backgrounds, different teaching methodology, but to me they seemed to be doing the same thing.

Of course, the other thing that stood out was me trying to throw Amdur sensei in tenchi nage. Emphasis on trying. :)

Mark

Don_Ellingsworth
02-06-2007, 11:39 AM
I also had a great time. It is always interesting to train with so many people from different Aikido backgrounds.

The highlight for me was watching Jun take ukemi. Perhaps the next Aiki Web workshop can have an Ukemi focus where Jun and others can lead the classes.

Dennis Hooker
02-06-2007, 12:26 PM
I also had a great time. It is always interesting to train with so many people from different Aikido backgrounds.

The highlight for me was watching Jun take ukemi. Perhaps the next Aiki Web workshop can have an Ukemi focus where Jun and others can lead the classes.


You might as well hire Gumbi damn it

Chuck Clark
02-06-2007, 01:52 PM
... in fact we are thieves using the guise of class to steal from one another. ;) Dennis

Yeah, but it's really hard to steal anything when people are willing to give what we want. :)

I'm already looking forward to next time. I agree that we ought to present different approaches to ukemi. Shisei, shintai, and ukemi are part of the foundation we need to build our structure.

Rod Yabut
02-06-2007, 02:13 PM
Sounds like I missed out. Hopefully when you do another one its closer west. Was there video coverage of this? I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one interested.

Best,

Dennis Hooker
02-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Yeah, but it's really hard to steal anything when people are willing to give what we want. :)

I'm already looking forward to next time. I agree that we ought to present different approaches to ukemi. Shisei, shintai, and ukemi are part of the foundation we need to build our structure.

Ellis already has a seminar built around ukemi. It is eye opening and unconventional in some since but very good at keeping a person safe. Chuck has his unique ways of dealing with it in a very systemic way as well. I am the only weak link in that chain.

akiy
02-07-2007, 09:39 AM
Ellis already has a seminar built around ukemi. It is eye opening and unconventional in some since but very good at keeping a person safe. Chuck has his unique ways of dealing with it in a very systemic way as well. I am the only weak link in that chain.
I'll say that what you presented in one of your last sessions in terms of proper grip, intent, and body organization for katatedori and katadori were very strongly (and importantly) pertinent to ukemi...

-- Jun

Chuck Clark
02-07-2007, 10:16 AM
I agree, Jun. Too many people think ukemi just means "falling"; and even further, think ukemi means "losing". I have seen books that even use terms for uke like "uke is a throw toy", a "training dummy", etc.

I also like Ellis's teaching of ukemi. I have received many emails asking similar questions such as "what is the appropriate ukemi (meaning fall) for such and such technique." My answer is always, relax with good posture and learn from the demonstration of gravity. Of course the difficult part is achieiving that relaxation in whatever is good posture to answer the immediate problem. Ellis's system is one way that teaches this very well. When you understand it, then take part in lots and lots of 'em.

James Davis
02-07-2007, 11:35 AM
After jun took a particularly spectactular looking fall, the lady that I paired off with said, "That looked, um, really interesting." I replied, "Yeah, that was neat. Let's go slow." :) When she (Lynn?) grabbed my wrists, I said "Okay. Now I'm going to press my knife hand against your forearm, and all you have to do is kind of pinwheel yourself around into a breakfall." :D LOL

It'd been a little while since I'd seen ukemi like that. Good stuff. :)

crbateman
02-07-2007, 11:36 AM
I have seen Ellis' Ukemi DVD, and can say for certain that even the most proficient aikidoka can learn something from it. I think he sells it from his own website.

Rod Yabut
02-07-2007, 12:22 PM
I also like Ellis's teaching of ukemi.

Me as well. I've picked up his pointers on taking ukemi from a shihonage throw on the lone seminar of Ellis' I had attended. Thanks for saving my elbow Ellis!

MM
02-07-2007, 12:31 PM
I just got the Ukemi DVD and haven't had any free time to watch it.

But ukemi as the focal point for the next AikiWeb seminar sounds interesting.