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Misogi-no-Gyo
08-23-2005, 05:54 AM
Announcing The 2nd Annual NY Aikido Center Fall Seminar Featuring Haruo Matsuoka Sensei, 5th Dan - Saturday December 10th, 2005.

After the great success of last year's inaugural, but private event we have decided this year to host a public seminar open to the greater Tri-State Aikido community. We hope that those of you who have been waiting for this rarest of opportunities - training with Matsuoka Sensei outside of Southern California - will join us for this much-anticipated event.

Haruo Matsuoka Sensei (http://www.nyaikidocenter.com/Hmatsuoka1.htm) shot to the forefront of the Aikido consciousness in 1988 with his breathtaking ukemi skills (http://www.stevenseagal.com/aikidoVideoOne.html) demonstrated on the big screen in the opening scene of the Steven Seagal movie, "Above the Law". Unknown by name at that time he has since become a much sought after Aikido teacher (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpost.php?p=106867&postcount=13), renown for his truly unique training approach and dynamic techniques, both of which were displayed at Aikido Journal's three Aiki-Expos (http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/?instructor=18), and on his own Ikazuchi Dojo (http://www.ikazuchi.com) DVD series which chronicle his daily training and teaching methods in his actual dojo class setting.

His gentle demeanor and humble attitude are known to be in stark contrast to the powerful and effective techniques garnered as the former Chief Instructor of Steven Seagal Sensei's Aikido Tenshin Dojo. With Seiseki Abe Shihan, a very close disciple of Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei as his current mentor, Matsuoka Sensei naturally blends kokyu (the subtle but powerful force at the center of Aikido) with his broad technical foundation which has added yet another layer to his Aikido teaching method.

When: This will be a one day training event that will take place on Saturday December 10th, 2005.

Where: Location & Venue to be announced.

Cost: Training fee is $70.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05 (no registrations at the door) or $100.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05 (includes high quality, commemorative sweatshirt)

Additional Info:


Click Here (http://www.nyaikidocenter.com/fallseminar2005.htm) for seminar information and pre-registration form.
Due to the limited number of spaces for this event, pre-registration is required and same day registrations which cannot be guaranteed are not being offered at this time. If however there are spaces left for participants, on the day of the event the price at the door will be $100.00 for participants. The spectator fee will remain at $20.00.
All participants and spectators will be required to sign a waiver of liability.
There will be no video taping or photography allowed during the seminar, but group & individual photos with Matsuoka Sensei will be encouraged after the event.


More information will be posted both here and on the NY Aikido Center website as it becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via email with any questions you may have.



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Misogi-no-Gyo
09-09-2005, 12:19 AM
Thank you to all who have taken the time to register for the seminar via our website. This is just a friendly reminder to please mail in your payment to the address on the webform to complete your pre-registration. The areas of training that will be covered at the seminar is shaping up to be very dynamic and we will post this in a future update. We are looking forward to meeting you all and training together on December 10th. Thank you.



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Misogi-no-Gyo
09-26-2005, 04:10 PM
:)

Thank you to all who have taken the time to register for the seminar via our website. This is just a friendly reminder to please mail in your payment to the address on the webform to complete your pre-registration. The areas of training that will be covered at the seminar is shaping up to be very dynamic and we will post this in a future update. We are looking forward to meeting you all and training together on December 10th. Thank you.


:cool:

Thank you again to those who have registered since our last update message. I just returned from seeing Matsuoka Sensei in Iowa (at the Seiseki Abe Sensei semnar). We discussed some possible content for the December 10th seminar. We discussed some people's expressed interest in the following areas

Kokyu - generating power without movement - or what Matsuoka Sensei refers to as "Whole Body Movement)
The Tai-sabaki/Te-sabaki/Ashi-sabaki of Matsuoka Sensei's dynamic randori
Bokken - suburi/kumitachi


Matsuoka Sensei is very open to presenting his current ideas as well as expanding on older, more technique-based methodologies. I am interested in getting some feedback from those who have either registered or are thinking of regestering. I look forward to your comments.



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akiy
09-26-2005, 04:18 PM
Hi Shaun,

Sounds like it'll be an interesting seminar. I had a great time going to all of Matsuoka sensei's classes at the Aiki Expo earlier this year. I hope the seminar goes well.

-- Jun

George S. Ledyard
10-02-2005, 07:44 PM
Announcing The 2nd Annual NY Aikido Center Fall Seminar Featuring Haruo Matsuoka Sensei, 5th Dan - Saturday December 10th, 2005.

After the great success of last year's inaugural, but private event we have decided this year to host a public seminar open to the greater Tri-State Aikido community. We hope that those of you who have been waiting for this rarest of opportunities - training with Matsuoka Sensei outside of Southern California - will join us for this much-anticipated event.

Haruo Matsuoka Sensei (http://www.nyaikidocenter.com/Hmatsuoka1.htm) shot to the forefront of the Aikido consciousness in 1988 with his breathtaking ukemi skills (http://www.stevenseagal.com/aikidoVideoOne.html) demonstrated on the big screen in the opening scene of the Steven Seagal movie, "Above the Law". Unknown by name at that time he has since become a much sought after Aikido teacher (http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpost.php?p=106867&postcount=13), renown for his truly unique training approach and dynamic techniques, both of which were displayed at Aikido Journal's three Aiki-Expos (http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/?instructor=18), and on his own Ikazuchi Dojo (http://www.ikazuchi.com) DVD series which chronicle his daily training and teaching methods in his actual dojo class setting.

His gentle demeanor and humble attitude are known to be in stark contrast to the powerful and effective techniques garnered as the former Chief Instructor of Steven Seagal Sensei's Aikido Tenshin Dojo. With Seiseki Abe Shihan, a very close disciple of Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei as his current mentor, Matsuoka Sensei naturally blends kokyu (the subtle but powerful force at the center of Aikido) with his broad technical foundation which has added yet another layer to his Aikido teaching method.

When: This will be a one day training event that will take place on Saturday December 10th, 2005.

Where: Location & Venue to be announced.

Cost: Training fee is $70.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05 (no registrations at the door) or $100.00 - prepaid by 12/01/05 (includes high quality, commemorative sweatshirt)

Additional Info:


Click Here (http://www.nyaikidocenter.com/fallseminar2005.htm) for seminar information and pre-registration form.
Due to the limited number of spaces for this event, pre-registration is required and same day registrations which cannot be guaranteed are not being offered at this time. If however there are spaces left for participants, on the day of the event the price at the door will be $100.00 for participants. The spectator fee will remain at $20.00.
All participants and spectators will be required to sign a waiver of liability.
There will be no video taping or photography allowed during the seminar, but group & individual photos with Matsuoka Sensei will be encouraged after the event.


More information will be posted both here and on the NY Aikido Center website as it becomes available. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us via email with any questions you may have.



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In my opinion, Matsuoka Sensei is right on the verge of a major break through which will propel him up to the highest levels of the art. He is already awesome but is clearly enegaged in a process which is changing everything about how he sees what he does. it is VERY exciting. He is an incredible teacher and I fully intend to get more exposure to this man. Unfortunately, that very weekend I am in DC attending Saotome Sensei's instructor's seminar and I haven't mastered being in two places at once or I would be there. You guys should have a great time... bet your heads will be spinning by the end of the weekend!

Ron Tisdale
10-03-2005, 10:37 AM
Please give Matsuoka Sensei my best, and best wishes for the seminar.

Ron

Misogi-no-Gyo
10-14-2005, 08:45 PM
Please give Matsuoka Sensei my best, and best wishes for the seminar.

Ron

Wiil do Ron, thanks! It was great to see you, even if it had to be in Iowa... I look forward to the next opportunity.



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Misogi-no-Gyo
11-03-2005, 05:29 PM
11/03/05 Seminar Update


Location - The seminar will be held in Manhattan at one of the local training facilities. The location is easily accessible via trains, planes and automobiles. Bicycles, buses and camels are an additional optionů

To everyone who has pre-registered; We will be sending out a detailed seminar update email blast with all the needed information including the location, start time on Saturday and session breakdown.

If anyone is interested in attending, there are a few spots left. If you have friends that are on the fence, now is the time to invite them to come down and register so that you may train together with Matsuoka Sensei. You will be a hit giving a seminar to that friend or special someone, especially during the holiday season.. Memorable events make great gifts, and this will be a memorable event! We are working on a very nice printed and embroidered commemorative sweatshirt for this event that may also be ordered when registering.

We certainly are looking forward to meeting and training with everyone - especially the many of you traveling in from out of town. Matsuoka Sensei is currently in Japan with Abe Sensei. He mentioned that he will be sharing his latest training discoveries with everyone at this seminar so it is sure to be an intriguing event. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email address is available on our website.



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Misogi-no-Gyo
11-12-2005, 06:24 PM
11/12/05 Seminar Update


Location - Detailed seminar information was email blasted out to anyone who pre-registered. This email contains most if not all of the information participants will need to enjoy this event. Please let us know immediately if you did not receive our email.

Still Time to Register: If anyone is interested in attending, there are a few spots left.

We have designed a high quality printed and embroidered commemorative sweatshirt for this event that may also be ordered when registering.
Please remember to indicate the size & quantity needed when ordering. Thanks!

***If you have already pre-ordered a sweatshirt, please email us as soon as possible with the size and quantity needed.***

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email address is available on our website.


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Misogi-no-Gyo
11-29-2005, 09:29 PM
11/29/05 Seminar Update

There are just a few days left to register and there are still a few spots available.

If anyone registers on the website before the December 1st pre-registration deadline we will honor the pre-registration price at the event if you pay with cash when completing your registration. This means that you don't have to rush to get your registration fee in the mail, simply bring it with you (in cash) on the day of the event. Please note: You still must pre-register on our website (http://www.nyaikidocenter.com/fallseminar2005.htm) to be extended the regular price of $70.00 at the door.

New Participant Registrations: When registering at this late date, you will receive several automated confirmation messages via email. These include a confirmation receipt; the seminar's location & schedule details; a flyer to post in your dojo and a payment reminder. Sorry for the inconvenience, but thank you for reading through all of the material.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our email address and phone number is available on our website.

I am looking forward to meeting and training with everyone who is attending this event.



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