It is with great pleasure that I can formally announce that William Reed Sensei will be visiting Australia in the coming months. He has generously agreed to conduct two seminars, the first in Brisbane (Aug 26/27/28), the second in Sydney (Sep 3/4). Sensei will be introducing Nanba - the Art of Physical Finesse, in addition to teaching aspects of Yuishinkai Aikido.
It is my understanding that these seminars will be the first time Nanba is taught outside of Japan! More about Nanba can be found here:More about Nanba can be found here:
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The preliminary breakdown for the Brisbane seminar is:
- Fri: 1 x 90 min session: Introduction to Nanba and its relationship to music (TBC).
- Sat: 4 x 90 min Nanba sessions. (No ukemi required, so the sessions are open to anyone: friends, family, etc.)
- Sun: 4 x 90 min Yuishinkai Aikido sessions.
A similar breakdown is likely for the Sydney seminar.
In the coming weeks, I'll confirm venues and mat fees. Please note that the seminar is open to anyone. Nanba requires no knowledge of Aikido, just an open mind and a willingness to learn and have fun. The Aikido sessions will be suitable for anyone capable of taking rudimentary ukemi. Aikidoka from any style are, of course, more than welcome.
Redlands Aikido, Brisbane