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Marc Abrams
01-13-2009, 12:12 PM
Seminar with Kenji Ushiro, 8th Dan, Kyoshi of Shindoryu Ushiro Karetedo

Kenji Ushiro Sensei teaches a style of Okinawan Karate called Shindoryu. His teacher, Nikichi Zaha, was a direct student of Choshin Chibana, a pivotal figure in the development of modern Okinawan Karate. Ushiro Sensei is a 8th dan Kyoshi of Shindoryu Ushiro Karetedo and 7th dan Kyoshi of Iaido, All-Japan Kendo Federation.

Ushiro Senseiís mastery of ki, as expressed through his karate, is at a level rarely seen in the world of martial arts. He is a highly sought-after instructor in Japan and author of several books on martial arts. His second book, Karate and Ki, has recently been released in an English version (reading this book before the seminar is strongly recommended).

Ushiro Sensei will be teaching two seminars in New York in 2009. These will be your only opportunities to train with Ushiro Sensei in the United States this year. This seminar is a rare opportunity for any style of martial artist to work on increasing the ability to generate and use internal power in the execution of an art. Registration for this event is mandatory and training spaces for this event are expected to fill-up quickly.

Where: Aikido Arts of Shin-Budo Kai
185 Adams Street
Bedford Hills, New York 10507
914 - 242 - 3636

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009: 9am. - Noon & 2:30pm. - 4:30pm.
Sunday, May 17, 2009: 9am. - Noon & 2:30pm. - 4:30pm.

Costs: Both days: $250 ($200 if registration and payment received before 4/1/09).
One day: $150 ($125 if registration and payment received before 4/1/09).

Accommodations: Arrangements will be made with the Holiday Inn in Mount Kisco, New York to provide the best prices possible for rooms. There is a limited availability of attendees being hosted at no charge by my students. These arrangement must be made directly with Marc Abrams Sensei well in advance of the seminar dates.

*Preference will be given to both day participants so as to allow for continuity in the training experience*

Marc Abrams

Marc Abrams
05-08-2009, 07:08 AM
Seminar is next weekend folks and there are a few spots left!

If anybody has been reading Mike's posts lately, you will notice that he mentions Ushiro Sensei as being a good influence on Ikeda Sensei. Experience for yourself what others (myself included) have talked about!

Marc Abrams

Marc Abrams
05-19-2009, 01:08 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the participants who attended this very successful seminar. Many of the participants had attended previous seminars and the new attendees tended to be high ranking instructors of their own schools. This pattern is enabling Ushiro Sensei to establish a solid base upon which our skills can develop within our arts.

The next seminar with Ushiro Sensei will be October 24th & 25th of this year. The official announcement of this seminar will be made within the next two weeks so mark that date in your calendar!


Marc Abrams