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Mark Tyner
10-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Hello, I trained at Tenshin Aikido Of Boston last night. Did lots of nikyo. Great new dojo in my area. Great instructor, Sensei Sinclair. Very practical aikido if that interest you. Loved it.

Richard Stevens
10-22-2010, 05:26 PM
Are they associated with the Tenshin out of Osaka?

G Sinclair
10-23-2010, 06:52 AM
Hey Mark,

Thanks for the kind words, you are far too generous.

Are they associated with the Tenshin out of Osaka?

We are associated with Aikikai Hombu, and directly under Seagal Shihan.

Follow the link for more information:
http://www.tenshinaikikai.com

Thanks,
Greg

Rabih Shanshiry
10-23-2010, 08:43 AM
Hello, I trained at Tenshin Aikido Of Boston last night. Did lots of nikyo. Great new dojo in my area. Great instructor, Sensei Sinclair. Very practical aikido if that interest you. Loved it.

Hi Mark,

From the website it looks like you've been traniing with Greg for about 18 months and are one of his senior students..

I was wondering if you had any experience in other aikido styles previously and how it would compare in your mind to what you've been doing at Tenshin.

Thanks,
...rab

Mark Tyner
10-23-2010, 11:37 AM
Hi Mark,

From the website it looks like you've been traniing with Greg for about 18 months and are one of his senior students..

I was wondering if you had any experience in other aikido styles previously and how it would compare in your mind to what you've been doing at Tenshin.

Thanks,
...rab

Yes, I have been training in Aikido for ten years. I started in 00 at Northeast Aikikai under Sensei Lou Perriello. When Sensei Lou retired, I continued under Sensei Fitzgibbons of Mill City Aikido. Both dojos are Aikikai and I have the highest respect for them. Over the ten years of my training I've had my ups and downs, mostly due to injuries. I have bad hips. I always have enjoyed my training though. Still, I always had a feeling that there was something missing for me. I could never figure out what it was that was missing.

I was invited to train at Tenshin Aikikai of Boston by Sensei Sinclair. I had known Sensei for years and jumped at the chance to train with him. After training for a time I noticed the feeling of something missing in my training starting to go away. I felt I was gaining a better understanding of my own body movement. The Aikido taught at Tenshin Aikikai is Aikikai Aikido. So I'm not training in a different style, but its practiced in a very practical way.

Sensei Sinclair has a unique talent for breaking down tai-sabaki and techniques in a way that I can understand and it seems to work well for me. The deflections and the angles taught by Sensei are definitely something that is making a difference in my training as well as atemi and cutting with my hand swords. To me, these are things that compare differently from what I was use to. They have made my hanmi better, my movement better, and I'm keeping center much better. These are things I have always had trouble keeping throughout a technique. They are getting much better now and I'm happy. I just hope my hips hold out.

Thanks
Mark

Rabih Shanshiry
10-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Interesting background Mark. Glad you are enjoying your training at Tenshin. Good luck staying healthy!

...rab

Mark Tyner
10-24-2010, 09:45 AM
Interesting background Mark. Glad you are enjoying your training at Tenshin. Good luck staying healthy!

...rab

Thanks
rab

Mark Tyner
10-30-2010, 12:06 PM
Hello, I trained at Tenshin Aikido Of Boston last night. Did lots of nikyo. Great new dojo in my area. Great instructor, Sensei Sinclair. Very practical aikido if that interest you. Loved it.

Sorry, my post should have read Tenshin Aikikai of Boston.

Thanks
Mark

Randy Sexton
11-01-2010, 06:41 AM
Is that Steven Seagal the actor? I know he is a great aikido master but did not know he was instructing at the present time. We hear so little from him and he would be a wonderful person to attend a smeinar with him. I have watched bits of his instruction on the you tube and he seems to have so much to offer us.
Doc Sexton

George S. Ledyard
11-02-2010, 11:26 AM
Hey Mark,

Thanks for the kind words, you are far too generous.

We are associated with Aikikai Hombu, and directly under Seagal Shihan.

Follow the link for more information:
http://www.tenshinaikikai.com

Thanks,
Greg

Hi Greg,
I was actually thinking about Segal Sensei the other day and wondering how active he is in Aikido these days.How often do you guys get to work wit him? He's got a pretty full plate from what I can see. Is he mostly focusing on instructor training for his associated folks? I hadn't heard much, the folks I knew personally have mostly gone their own way.