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11-19-2013, 08:33 PM
Posted 2013-11-19 17:47:30 by jonreading
News URL: http://ledyard2013.eventsbot.com/

Join Aikido South for a seminar with George Ledyard in Atlanta, Georgia, December 6-8, 2013.
Ledyard sensei is a Rokudan in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba and instructs at Eastside Aikido dojo in Bellvue, Washington. This seminar features an intense training schedule and lots of opportunity to work directly with sensei. Space is limited and we offer a pre-registration discount!

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SeiserL
11-20-2013, 01:14 PM
Looking forward to it.

phitruong
11-21-2013, 08:35 AM
will there be donuts and coffee? kinda hard to look forward if no donuts and coffee. or maybe fruit cakes? somewhere in GA, there is a place that produced good fruit cakes. :)

jonreading
11-21-2013, 11:42 AM
George Sensei is earning his keep. that's for sure. He is also going to offer private lessons Friday before the seminar begins at $100/hour. Email me if you are attending and would like to set up some private instruction. It is likely George Sensei will focus on principles, not waza or weapons.

If you want to/are crazy enough to get in some weapons with George, a private Friday afternoon would be a great idea.

We'll probably cater lunch SUnday to stay in the dojo and power through the schedule.

Peter Boylan
11-21-2013, 02:36 PM
Darn. I'm going to be teaching in New York that weekend. It sounds like fun.

phitruong
11-22-2013, 08:50 AM
don't know if i can handle that much of George in one sitting.

will there be partying, dancing and carousing on that Saturday eve? :D

George S. Ledyard
12-02-2013, 03:53 PM
Looking forward to this weekend. We'll be spending some time working on how to establish a solid grounded foundation and how to move around without losing that solid base. The use of intent to provide structure rather than muscle tension will play a big part in the instruction. Then we'll connect that movement to some waza, hopefully giving folks a different way of looking at familiar techniques.

phitruong
12-03-2013, 08:43 AM
whoohooo! the party is on. and i don't mean the one at the front of the dojo, near the main street. :D

jonreading
12-04-2013, 03:20 PM
Friday night... I've got George, whiskey and house without kids. Party on baby. Tomorrow my call sign changes to Whooba-One and 16 hours of stupidity begins. I'm selling t-shirts.

hughrbeyer
12-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Shoot, what am I doing in New England?

jonreading
12-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Why indeed.

SeiserL
12-09-2013, 07:19 AM
Instructional, insightful, and inspiring.

Good people and good training.

Looking forward to doing it again.

jonreading
12-09-2013, 08:26 AM
A big thanks to George Sensei and those who attended the seminar. We had a great time and look forward to seeing George Sensei again in 2014!

George S. Ledyard
12-09-2013, 06:37 PM
A big thanks to George Sensei and those who attended the seminar. We had a great time and look forward to seeing George Sensei again in 2014!

Jon,
I really appreciate the invitation and especially the enthusiasm of the attendees. The fact that so many dojos from all over the mid-Atlantic supported the event and want to work together to make it an annual seminar is just tremendous. I don't teach "feel good" seminars and a lot is asked of attendees and everyone came through brilliantly. The extra hours allowed me to see real progress over the course of the weekend. Made me very happy...

Special thanks to Steve Fasen and Lynn Seiser for supporting the event. Your presence raised the level.

- George

SeiserL
12-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Sensei,

I heard that seminars build on themselves the more often you visit ...

(hint hint wink wink nudge nudge ... know what I mean?)

jonreading
12-13-2013, 03:02 PM
Yes, George Sensei will certainly be coming back. Stay tuned...

Although giving credit to Lynn is shady behavior.... :)

SeiserL
12-14-2013, 01:27 PM
Although giving credit to Lynn is shady behavior.... :)
Shady characters get credit for shady behavior ... LOL