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06-21-2004, 07:00 PM
The Aikido Journal site now has pretty firm information on the upcoming Aiki Expo 2005 (http://aikidojournal.com/expo/) to take place on May 27th through 29th at the Sport Complex of California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, California. The featured instructors as of today is:

Christian Tisser, 7th dan Aikikai, Paris, France;
Hiroshi Ikeda, 7th dan Aikikai, Boulder, Colorado;
Mikhail Ryabko, Founder of "The System," Moscow, Russia;
Vladimir Vasiliev, Instructor of "The System," Toronto, Canada;
Kenji Ushiro, Shihan, Shindo-ryu Karate, Osaka, Japan;
Dang Thong Phong, 6th dan Aikikai, Westminster, California;
James Williams, Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho, Encinitas, California;
Toby Threadgill, Shindo Yoshin Ryu Menkyo Kaiden, Evergreen, Colorado;
Patrick Augé, 7th dan Yoseikan Budo, Torrance, California;
Ellis Amdur, Araki Ryu and Toda-ha Buko Ryu, Seattle, Washington.

06-21-2004, 08:48 PM
See you there my friend.

06-21-2004, 10:31 PM
Yup -- see you there! Ought to be another fun weekend!

Anyone else planning on being at the Aiki Expo 2005 next year?

-- Jun

06-22-2004, 01:34 AM
Maybe one day if they bring it closer to the midwest :( or I manage my money better ;)


George S. Ledyard
06-22-2004, 02:28 AM
Yup -- see you there! Ought to be another fun weekend!

Anyone else planning on being at the Aiki Expo 2005 next year?

-- Jun
I don't think I'll miss this one...

Robert Jackson
06-22-2004, 07:47 AM
I think I'll plan on being there!

06-22-2004, 12:05 PM
I plan on going.

Tom Wharton

L. Camejo
07-02-2004, 08:47 PM
Is it me, or are there never any Tomiki/Shodokan instructors at this thing?


07-02-2004, 11:04 PM
Hi Larry,

I can't say I've seen anyone who is directly related to Shodokan at the Aiki Expo. Maybe Stan doesn't have much connections in the Shodokan system?

Hmm... Maybe there's a way to hook him up with Seiji Tanaka sensei (who is a great guy, if I may add) in Denver some day...

-- Jun

07-03-2004, 10:31 AM
Perhaps those people who have suggestions can contact Stanley Pranin at Aikido Jounral and make some recommendations. He would probably want to see a demonstration tape to insure quality. I have always found him very open to ideas. A very dedicated man. But do it now while he is still in the planning stage.

Like Jun here, a lot to appreciate.

L. Camejo
07-03-2004, 04:24 PM
Hey Jun, Lynn,

I spoke to Stan online about this when he had the first Aiki Expo actually, I remember then that the problem had to do with schedules colliding and such. I know that Stan is in touch with F. Shishida Shihan as well, and now that S. Tanaka is Shihan for JAA/USA, I thought that at least he may have been included in this year's roster.

Will drop a line at Aikidojournal and see what's up.


Robert Cheshire
08-24-2004, 02:29 PM
The Mochizuki Family (of Yoseikan Budo fame) has expressed an interest in being a part of the demonstration aspects of the Expo. It is my understanding they want to see some of the evolution that Minoru and Hiroo added to the style. This is slightly different then when Patrick Auge lived at the former hombu.

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