02-08-2015, 03:33 PM
Just returned from the 2015 installment of the "Bridges of Stone" seminar at Shindai Aikikai in Orlando. There was a great and energetic turnout, with not a sad face in the house. Much respect and thanks to the teachers, including Senseis O'Connor, Lynn, Demko, Tomoleoni, Jones, Fasen, and the ubiquitous George Ledyard and the inimitable Francis Takahashi. So much energy, spirit, teaching and sharing was done by these truly amazing and open-minded teachers... A hearty Well Done! goes out to Fasen Sensei and his staff, whose hard and unselfish effort in this cause truly did the late Dennis Hooker Sensei credit from start to finish.
These bridge events are so important to achieving broader understanding and acceptance of ideas, both similar and divergent, among aikido people of every lineage. Please help support a bridge seminar near you.
02-09-2015, 05:53 PM
I can only second your observations.
This was a great weekend.
I cannot express my deepest compliments and appreciation to all enough.
I already look forward to the next one.