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02-18-2014, 01:09 PM
A one day intensive workshop in Hilo, Hawaii covering the basic principles, concepts and training methods of Aiki and Internal Power with Chris Li and Mert Gambito of the Aikido Sangenkai (http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/). Hosted on the Big Island of Hawaii by Hilo Seishikan Aikido (http://www.aloha.net/~kotoba/aikido.html). Contact us (http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/contact.php) for more information.
This is the second workshop to be held in Hilo, here are a few pictures (http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/gallery/index/category/22-basic_principles_of_aiki_and_internal_power_hilo_hawaii_february_2014) from the February 2nd 2014 workshop.
03-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Put up a few photos (http://www.aikidosangenkai.org/gallery/index/category/23-basic_principles_of_aiki_and_internal_power_hilo_hawaii_march_2014) from the workshop (photos courtesy of Jamie Yugawa).
03-11-2014, 03:45 PM
This was another wonderful seminar in Hilo! Thank you to the Seishikan Aikido group for setting this seminar up also! Chris and Mert built upon the previous seminars methodology and were able to introduce more of the advanced concepts such as spiraling. In my own training, I am finding a more clear definition of the pathway to creating the connected body. In the paired work, we were given tips and concise directions on the refinement of the exercises to move in a correct manner. We had several newer people that were able to get more of a hands on training due to the small group of enthusiastic trainees in attendance. Chris and Mert have been refining their ideas and it really shows in the abilities of the people attending. We were all pretty beat at the end of the day but the long term goal of creating the Aiki body is more clear in the Hilo IP community. We are looking forward to Dan's seminar and anytime Chris and Mert would like to come to Hilo to teach! Thank you guys! :D
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