Aikido of Northern Virginia will host a seminar with Toby Threadgill-sensei November 13 - 15, 2008. There will be four classes:
Thursday: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am; 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The cost of the seminar is $150 for the entire seminar or $50 per class.
The subject of the workshop will be the definition and development of aiki from the perspective of a classical Japanese martial art, and integrating that understanding into aikido. Although the workshop will focus primarily on empty-hand technique, weapons may be used.
Toby Threadgill-sensei began training under Takamura Yukiyoshi, headmaster of Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu (TSYR), in 1985. In 1992 he founded the Soryushin Dojo and in 1994 was appointed a branch director of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. In 1999, he was one of three people to be awarded a menkyo kaiden (teaching license) in Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu. Following the passing of Takamura Yukiyoshi in 2000, he was asked by the other TSYR branch directors to accept the position of administrative head (kaicho) of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. He currently oversees instruction at the Shindo Yoshin Kai Hombu Dojo in Evergreen, Colorado, and maintains a busy international teaching schedule. There is more information on this classical system at the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai web site (http://www.shinyokai.com/home.htm
) and there is a very good interview with Threadgill-sensei available at Aikido Journal at http://www.aikidojournal.com/article...ght=threadgill
Registration, including payment in full, is due no later than November 1. Attendance is limited to 40 participants. There will be no registration at the door. A flyer, registration form, and waiver are at http://www.aikido-nova.org/Threadgill2008a.pdf
See you on the mat!