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Throw some blogs on the fire Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 03-07-2005 01:56 PM
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In General Awesome Seminar at Yushinkan! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 03-07-2005 01:56 PM
This past weekend, March 4-6th, the Toyoda Center/Yushinkan dojo in Grand Rapids, Michigan, held an Aikido seminar lead by Bob Caron from Worcester, Mass. Bob was accompanied by his wife Jen who took most of the ukemi for him while he instructed.

While seminars go on almost every weekend of the year at some dojo or gym around the world, this was no ordinary seminar. This was the Sharin' with Caron, Mamma Slamma Aiki Jamboree! So, what made it different you ask? Thanks for asking...

The reason this seminar would be considered different is based on three things: Content, Delivery, Experience. The content consisted of a unique combination of Aikido, Zen and Bob's extensive knowledge of body mechanics. Bob is a doctoral student majoring in Movement Sciences and has sacrificed practically everything but his marriage and his dojo to become even more knowledgable about the body, mind and how to be a better teacher.

The weekend started off with a bang Friday evening at 6:00pm when Bob began to teach. His presence on the mat, his dynamic delivery and communication skills and, of course, his Aikido, made everyone in the dojo (about 50 people) perk up and listen. This level of energy never wavered, even for a moment, throughout the whole weekend. The seminar lasted from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon with a special session of Zen education and meditation training on Sunday morning.

In addition to the awesome training and fun we had on the mat, every evening was fil ...More Read More
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