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Marc Abrams
02-25-2010, 02:04 PM
Mike Chaney Sensei has organized a seminar taught by Imaizumi Shihan at the Woodlands Aikido Center from 4/9 - 4/11.

Flyer can be found at:


Details from that facebook page are as follows:

Start Time:
Friday, April 9, 2010 at 6:30pm
End Time:
Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 12:30pm
The Woodlands Aikido Center 1045 Pruitt Rd (aka Budde Rd) Spring, TX 77380
Background of Imaizumi Shihan - Chief Instructor Shin Budo Kai

Imaizumi Shihan has practiced Aikido since 1959. In 1965 as Sandan he became part of the teaching staff at Hombu Dojo and frequently took ukemi for Morehei Ueshiba the Founder of Aikido ( O-Sensei or Great Teacher). After O-Sensei's death in 1969, Imaizumi Shihan was chosen to accompany Waka-Sensei (the son of O-Sensei) and his wife to enshrine the remains of O-Sensei at the Ueshiba family grave in Tanabe. In 1972 he was instructed by Koichi Tohei 10th Dan then head instructor of Aikido Hombu Dojo to go to Los Angeles to teach Aikido and Ki-principles with Roderick T. Kobayashi Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Western States Aikido Federation. In 1974 Imaizumi joined Tohei Sensei's Ki Society, becoming Chief Instructor of the US Ki Society in 1975. In 1987 Imaizumi resigned from the Ki Society and a year later founded Shin Budo Kai ("True Martial Way"). Imaizumi Shihan continues to follow the teachings he received from O-Sensei along with his own perspectives.

Friday 6:30 - 8:30
Saturday AM 10:00 -12:30 / Saturday PM 3:00-5:00 / Dinner 7: -- 9:30
Sunday 10:30-12:30

Students of all martial traditions, skill levels and beginners welcome!

Price: $120 for all three days + $20 for dinner or Daily fee of Fri $50 Sat $70 Sun $50 Dinner $25

More Shin Budo Kai ("SBK) related links:
Main Hombu Page NYC: http://www.shinbudokai.org
Sensei Interviewed in Aikido Journal: http://www.aikidojournal.com/encyclopedia?entryID=291
SBK on Martial Arts View: http://www.martialartsview.com/index-73.html
Sensei's Aikido Expo Greeting from Albuquerque SBK: http://www.formlessmountain.com/ASBK/expogreeting.htm
Dr Abram's excellent Aikido blog from Bedford Hills NY SBK: http://aasbk.com/blog/

For More Info email Hosting Dojo-Cho - Michael Black Sensei (4th Dan) a Kobayashi Dojo School: aikidocenter@gmail.com / http://www.aikidocenter.com

Dozens of hotel options are in the Woodlands located 35 miles North of Houston Tx. Woodlands Waterway complex and Lake Woodlands have lots of activities (golf, kayak, shopping) if spouses and kids want to come along for a mini vacation. We are working to reserve a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn- please let Black Sensei know if you're interested so we can negotiate the rate.
Woodlands area links:

Marc Abrams