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Old 01-13-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
Location: New York
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,302
Ukemi Workshop taught by Kaizen Taiki (4/17 & 4/18)

Kaizen Taiki is a certified Systema instructor under Vladimir Vasiliev who teaches at Systema NW - Eastside in Bellevue, Washington. His understanding of Systema principles along with 22 years of martial arts experience contribute to Kaizen's soft style focused on breathing, health and psyche while maintaining martial validity.

Kaizen will combine his experience in Kodokan Judo, Aikido and Japanese Koryu with Systema principle in a workshop that will transform how the Aikido student views ukemi. We will focus on ukemi as a means of developing awareness of the Physical and Psychological Tension that develops from fear of conflict and falling. We will then break down the ukemi process and see how to cleanse, strengthen and balance ourselves through a healthy and safe martial practice.

The content covered will be appropriate for men and women interested in developing "soft falling" skills. This class will be very beneficial for anyone wishing to reduce fear and injury while building confidence both on and off the mat. Instructors in particular will benefit from the application of Systema principle to their current teaching methodology.

All organizations and affiliations are welcome!

Dates: Saturday, April 17 from 1pm. - 6pm.

Sunday, April 18 from Noon - 5pm.

Costs: $125 for both days for registration and payment received before March 20.

$150 for both days after March 20.

$75 for one day of the workshop.

Location: Aikido Arts of Shin-Budo Kai

185 Adams Street

Bedford Hills, New York 10507


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