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SeiserL 04-18-2005 03:40 PM

Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
An Invitation to attend Aiki Expo 2005, the martial arts event of the year!

The staff of Aikido Journal would like to cordially invite members of martial arts community at large to attend Aiki Expo 2005 to be held May 27-29, 2005 at the Sport Complex of California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, California. The university is located approximately 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and is easily accesible from most points in North America and Japan.

This year's lineup of instructors is impressive indeed:

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
Katsuyuki Kondo, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Hombu-cho
Roger Machado, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Hitohiro Saito, Iwama Aikido, son and successor of Morihiro Saito
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
Seiji Tanaka, 8th dan, Tomiki Aikido
Koji Yoshida, 7th dan, Nishio Aikido
Bill Gleason, 6th dan, Aikikai
Bruce Bookman, 6th dan, Tenzan Aikido
Pat Hendricks, 6th dan, Iwama Aikido
Gaku Homma, Founder of Nippon Kan
Haruo Matsuoka, 5th dan Aikikai, direct student of Steven Seagal and Seiseki Abe
Patrick Augé, 7th dan Yoseikan Budo
Julio Toribio, Seibukan Jujutsu
Ellis Amdur, Araki Ryu and Toda-ha Buko Ryu
Todd Jones, 7th dan TaeKwonDo, 5th dan Aikikai
James Nakayama, 6th dan Aikikai
John Goss, 6th dan Korindo Aikido
George Ledyard, 6th dan Aikikai (ASU)
David Dye, Shuyokan Ryu Aikido
Kayla Feder, 6th dan Aikikai
Molly Hale, mollyhale.com
Todd Jones, 5th dan Aikikai
Dr. Lynn Seiser, Ph.D., MFT
Jose Andrade, 6th dan IMAF
Henry Oshiro, Orange County Aikikai

The event will be of great interest to participants of Aikido, Russian Systema, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Koryu arts. It take place in sunny sourthern California, a true mecca of the martial arts.

The facility to be used for the Aiki Expo consists of some 27,000 square feet that will be divided up into various size mat sections to accomodate the seminars to be conducted. For this reason, we will soon have an interface to allow attendees to select their preferences from among the numerous sessions on the schedule.

Those of you who have attended or read about previous Aiki Expos will know that the purpose of the event is to bring together a large number of top instructors and enthusiastic practitioners in the same place at the same time. The Expo is an inspiring event which will give you immediate and easy access to some of the world's top martial arts talent. You will encounter hundreds of advanced practitioners and enthusiasts from all over the world with whom you can train and converse in a congenial setting.

We will be providing a steady stream of information and announcements as the event approaches that will help familiarize yourself will the talented instructor lineup that will be on hand at the Expo to instruct and inspire those of you attending.

To find out more information about Aiki Expo 2005 and to preregister, please click here.

See you in Los Angeles in May!

Stanley Pranin
Editor-in-chief, Aikido Journal

Stanley Pranin 05-05-2005 04:31 PM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
With Aiki Expo 2005 just three weeks away, I would like to reiterate our invitation to all aikidoka to the event to be held May 27-29, 2005 at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles, California.

We have an incredible list of 34 instructors including the likes of Christian Tissier from France, and Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei who will be on hand. Complete information concerning the Expo is available here:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/

Hope to see many of you in Los Angeles!

Regards,

Stanley Pranin

Ibaraki Bryan 05-06-2005 03:06 AM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
... and Saito Hitohiro! :)

Stanley Pranin 05-06-2005 07:15 AM

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Yes, of course! The list is just too long to explain briefly. Please have a look at the latest lineup at:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/

Stanley Pranin

akiy 05-06-2005 09:31 AM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
Hi Stanley,

Thanks for the reminder for the upcoming Aiki Expo!

Folks, the Aiki Expo is a unique opportunity to experience and interact with instructors and students from many different, diverse approaches to aikido and other martial arts. My congratulations and admiration goes out to Stanley, his staff, and especially the instructors for getting together for such a wonderful event.

I'm personally looking forward to training again with the people teaching and also experiencing new instructors whom I have not experienced before. I encourage everyone who is able to attend to broaden their horizons and deepen their understanding of aikido by participating in the Aiki Expo.

Who here will be at the Aiki Expo 2005?

-- Jun

Don_Modesto 05-06-2005 03:10 PM

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Quote:

Jun Akiyama wrote:
Who here will be at the Aiki Expo 2005?-- Jun

Belatedly checking Travelocity even as we type!

akiy 05-10-2005 01:45 PM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
The mat layout of the gymnasium has been released:

Layout: http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/Expo_gym_layout.pdf

You can now match the schedule with the above layout to see which mat each instructor will be using.

Schedule: http://www.aikidojournal.com/expo/schedule_2005.htm

-- Jun

Melissa Fischer 05-11-2005 12:30 PM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
9 of us from Tenzan Aikido are going down with Bruce Bookman sensei. We are so excited we can hardly breathe! The hardest part will be deciding which classes to miss due to limited time.

I look forward to matching some faces to the names I see on the web all the time.

Melissa

www.tenzanaikido.com

NagaBaba 05-11-2005 08:29 PM

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There are the rumors that our own PeterR will teach in next, Aiki Expo 06 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Peter!!!

Don_Modesto 05-12-2005 04:52 PM

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Quote:

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
There are the rumors that our own PeterR will teach in next, Aiki Expo 06 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Peter!!!

Szczepan, you going? (I want to sit down with you and buy you a beer for all the years of entertainment.)

NagaBaba 05-12-2005 09:45 PM

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Quote:

Don J. Modesto wrote:
Szczepan, you going? (I want to sit down with you and buy you a beer for all the years of entertainment.)

only one beer? :o :o
Nooooooooooo, I'll not go :D
.................on the other hand, it looks there is almost twenty hundred teachers :eek: :eek: Do you think that number of students will surpass the number of instructors? ;)
but still think seriously to go finally to USAF wintercamp, must be close to you? Somewhere in Florida? I heard that average age of aikido students in Florida is 65? Can it be true?

ps. what kind of beer you want to buy? :D

PeterR 05-13-2005 09:48 AM

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Quote:

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
There are the rumors that our own PeterR will teach in next, Aiki Expo 06 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Peter!!!

This is a joke - funny - but still a joke. Stop it oh evil one!!!!

Don_Modesto 05-13-2005 11:50 AM

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Quote:

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
only one beer? :o :o
Nooooooooooo, I'll not go :D

It's true, only one would be stingy for all the years of guffaws. Must be my Scottish blood.

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.................on the other hand, it looks there is almost twenty hundred teachers :eek: :eek: Do you think that number of students will surpass the number of instructors? ;)
If not, I hope Stanley is charging a bundle for the commercial displays...

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but still think seriously to go finally to USAF wintercamp, must be close to you? Somewhere in Florida?
Right down the street; walking distance on a cool day. It's a date.

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I heard that average age of aikido students in Florida is 65? Can it be true?
No, that's the speed limit. Average age is around 70. At seminars we have water, Gatorade, and Geritol for liquid refreshment; apples, oranges and prunes for snacks; HAKAMA, DOGI and Depends for training wear.

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ps. what kind of beer you want to buy? :D
Ambers, ales, reds are to my taste, how about you?

Misogi-no-Gyo 05-26-2005 04:36 PM

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So... who IS going?



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SeiserL 05-30-2005 05:42 PM

Re: Aiki Expo 05 Los Angeles
 
A truly great weekend of instruction, insight, and inspiration. Compliments and appreciation to all, especially Stan. Good see some you. (I am so tired and sore.)

George S. Ledyard 05-31-2005 02:29 AM

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Quote:

Lynn Seiser wrote:
A truly great weekend of instruction, insight, and inspiration. Compliments and appreciation to all, especially Stan. Good see some you. (I am so tired and sore.)

It was great to see you Lynn,

I got home late on Sunday night. I slept till Noon on Memorial Day. Got up long enough to have some lunch then crashed again and slept till five pm. This Expo gave "burning the candle at both ends" new meaning. But I wouldn't have missed a minute of it... There's no other experience like it for an Aikido student.

Sincere thanks to Stan Pranin. No one else in the world could have put something like this together.

- George


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