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Richard Elias
08-04-2009, 12:06 AM
Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu
Two day seminar with
Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden

Saturday September 25th, 2009 & Sunday September 26th, 2009
10:00 am -- 5:00pm

Day 1: Jujutsu principals and internal strength exercises

Day 2: tanto-jutsu, kenjutsu, and taijutsu relationships

To be held at:
California State University Fullerton, campus Dojo
$60.00 per day, if paid by September 18th
$75.00 at the door

Make checks payable to:
John Lovato
5846 Eastbrook Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90713

For information and reserve a spot contact:

Hosted by the Kenshinyokan dojo


Thank you for your interest,

Sy Labthavikul
08-04-2009, 03:17 PM
A bit of confusion... the 25th and 26th are a Friday and Saturday, respectively. Is the seminar actually taking place on the 26th and 27th of September?

Richard Elias
08-04-2009, 05:49 PM
Sorry for the confusion... the seminar will be on the 26th and 27th.
Thanks for catching that.

I've never been good with numbers. :(

08-05-2009, 06:24 AM

Sensei Threadgill is not to be missed.
Highly respect and recommend.

Rei. Domo.

Richard Elias
08-18-2009, 12:05 AM
We have had some inquires about hotels near the seminar. There are two very near the campus, the Marriott and the Holliday Inn.

Here are the links to the hotel's sights:



Richard Elias
09-03-2009, 03:23 PM
For those of you interested in attending, this is a map of the dojo's location on campus.


Richard Elias
09-17-2009, 12:24 AM
Those wishing to pre-register for the seminar have two more days. If you are going to or have sent a check already, but don't think it will arrive to us on time, please email us and we will honor the discount.


Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone there

09-17-2009, 04:37 PM
This is a freaking bargain people!

I still remember being wowed by Toby at the first Aiki Expo, and continue to be impressed by his technique, attitude and teaching style today.

Get there if you can. :D

Toby Threadgill
09-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Hi Chris,

Wowed? By little ol' me?

Seriously...If anyone has any questions or areas of particular interest , please show up and just ask. I'll be happy to answer any questions people have.

I've already received several inquiries about our internal strength exercises (Nairiki no Gyo). I will be happy to offer our slant on these controversial training tools and their proper implementation in greater budo training. I personally believe our omote versions of these kata are relevant study for anyone regardless of area of study.


Toby Threadgill / TSYR

Kevin Leavitt
09-17-2009, 10:21 PM
Toby, I will see you in Northern VA. Looking forward to it. I am very interestd in your IS exercises of course. Anything I/we could do to prepare would be very much welcomed as I want to make the most of the time.

09-18-2009, 09:58 AM
Wowed? By little ol' me?

Neil says I'm easily impressed, but hey, I thought that demo was rad! :)

Toby Threadgill
09-18-2009, 02:10 PM
Hi Kevin,

Really looking forward to the VA seminar and sipping suds afterwards.

I'm not sure there's much I can give you to work on between now and then as written communication is such a inexact medium for this stuff, but I'll have several kihon kunren, nairiki no gyo and te hodoki to teach that you can work on between this years seminar and the next time I see you. I found these to be break through exercises for improving my understanding and application of taijutsu skills.

Just be ready to drink from a fire hose. I won''t be holding back.

Oh...and those coming to the seminar in LA or Virginia...Bring at least a bokken. I am firm in my belief that exceptional taijutsu skills require training with weapons.

Toby Threadgill / TSYR

Kevin Leavitt
09-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Thanks Toby, I figured as much, but still had to ask as I already knew we'd be coming in drinking from that firehose.

Looking forward to it.

Eric Winters
09-18-2009, 08:35 PM
I am reeeeaaallly looking forward to the Longbeach Seminar.

Keith Larman
09-23-2009, 11:23 AM
I'll be there Saturday, limping as usual, but I'll be there...

Toby Threadgill
09-24-2009, 04:52 PM
Hey Keith,

It'll be great to see you. I'm packing my bags right now. See you guys soon.