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Joe Brogna
02-14-2012, 08:45 PM
Sensei Popkin & Brogna of the Daito Ryu Aikijujitsu Ginjukai will be teaching a seminar at

Aikido of Palm Beach County on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.

Seminar will cover jujitsu, aikijujitsu, and aiki principles.

10:00 am until approximately 4pm. both days ----or longer

Cost $75 per day or $140 for both days.
Discount offered for pre-registration.

For more information, please contact:

Randall Smith 561-716-7348 or AikidoPBC@gmail.com

Johnny Schu 954-684-2266 or JohnnySchu74@gmail.com

Joe Brogna 516-489-1278 or popkinbrogna@yahoo.com

We hope to see some new faces and of course we expect to see some familiar faces!

Howard Popkin
02-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Should be a great seminar !

Looking forward to it !

Joe Brogna
04-04-2012, 11:32 AM
Please contact Randall if you are interested in this seminar. He is offering a discount for pre-registration, and has already begun to collect them.


I can't wait to get back to Fla and get busy!

Howard Popkin
04-04-2012, 03:29 PM
you mean fishing ?

04-04-2012, 05:52 PM
you mean fishing ?
You know..... I sat there thinking: "Florida??? in June??? What are they thinking?"
Then I remembered, some kind of fish has to be bitting for you to sweat your butt off in June! And Murat has a boat!! ;)

Howard Popkin
04-04-2012, 06:56 PM
yep :)

04-05-2012, 10:39 AM
I have to teach that weekend.
Otherwise, I'd be taking a drive.
Another time.

Joe Brogna
05-22-2012, 08:48 AM
Greetings everyone,

Anyone who is interested in coming should pre-register with Randall Smith before May 31st to receive the discount !

Randall's contact info is in previous post.

Joe Brogna
06-04-2012, 10:55 AM
Hey guys,

Randall just informed me he extended the pre-registration discount to June 8th. This way people who were away on Memeorial weekend could still take advantage of the discount! Don't wait the class is filling up quickly.

See you in a couple of weeks,

Joe Brogna
06-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Hello all,

I just heard from Randall that the Ginjukai seminar in Boca only has a few spots left! Act quick, it's less than 2 weeks away.


George S. Ledyard
06-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Hello all,

I just heard from Randall that the Ginjukai seminar in Boca only has a few spots left! Act quick, it's less than 2 weeks away.


**Seminar limited to 30 participants**
This is an awesome opportunity for folks to get a lot of personal attention! I can't recommend this enough... A lot of Aikido folks have the preconception that Daito Ryu is the "hard" stuff or that it will confuse your Aikido. I have found exactly the opposite. Howard Popkin and Joe Brogna have the light touch you'd associate with an Endo Sensei with power that will totally surprise you. And it is directly transfgerrable as a set of body skills to ones Aikido. Don't miss this one if you are anywhere nearby.

Joe Brogna
06-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Great seminar this weekend, despite the weather and a little power outage!

We had a great turnout of people from Boca, West Palm, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. People from Aikido, Judo and Hapkido were in attendance.

Everyone worked really hard and made good progress.

We'd like to send out a big thank you to Sensei Dimitri Deglas for helping us teach this weekend, and we look forward to him opening his Ginjukai study group in Orlando.

We also would like to congratulate Johnny Schu & Randall Smith for organizing a very successful 1st seminar. We look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando in November, and back in Boca in February!

Joe Brogna
06-24-2012, 10:31 PM
I forgot California was in the house too! Thanks for making the trip JP:D

06-25-2012, 10:12 AM
The seminar was awesome, can't stress enough how much attention was at hand with Howard sensei, Joe sensei and Dimitri sensei this wknd. There was plenty of techniques and plenty of folks to apply on. Joe sensei awesome take down technique, now I see why Johnny Shu wanted you to show me, and yes Howard sensei I didn't forget you nice side drop throw good thing you announced Make Space!! Dimitri sensei was on the money with his techniques and instructions. AWESOME WKND. Looking forward for the next meet.


Howard Popkin
06-25-2012, 03:52 PM
I can't say enough about all the participants - even when we lost power and that means no AC in Boca in June, everyone kept training !

Special thanks to :
Johnny Shu Sensei and Randall Smith Sensei for organizing such a wonderful Seminar.

Extra Special thanks to our long lost brother, Dimitri Deglas Sensei who is starting a Ginjukai Branch in Orlando Florida.

For more info - please contact me at popkinbrogna@yahoo.com

Thanks !