Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > General

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
Robert Coons
Dojo: don't have a dojo in the aikido style. various teachers JMA and CMA
Location: Guelph Ontario/sapporo Hokkaido/Shanghai China
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Canada
Offline
finding a club in sapporo

Hello all,
I didn't see a separate section for finding a club, so this seems like the4 best place to ask.
I am going to Sapporo, but only for a month. I leave on Tuesday and will be there till the end of may.
Some of my plans while there are to study ikebana, tea, calligraphy etc... but i want to find a martial arts club to train at.
Usually I focus on combative stuff and have been moving more and more toward sport, having particular interest in Judo and BJJ, but i have a shoulder injury which prevents me from doing full contact work, so I need to train something that is a little easier on my body.
I'm wondering if anyone can direct me toward a good aikido or jujutsu school that focuses mostly on empty hand work? I'm up for learning weapons too, but I like things empty hand the best, because I can bring the most to my other training by doing that sort of exercise.

Thanks very much for any answers and advice!

Rob
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
robin_jet_alt
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 619
Australia
Offline
Re: finding a club in sapporo

How is your Japanese? If you can read it, try using the aikikai dojo finder.

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/jpn/sibukensaku/kensakutop.htm
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
Robert Coons
Dojo: don't have a dojo in the aikido style. various teachers JMA and CMA
Location: Guelph Ontario/sapporo Hokkaido/Shanghai China
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Canada
Offline
Re: finding a club in sapporo

Thanks for that,
my Japanese is not good enough to read that website.
i'm wondering if anyone has any specific experience with clubs in Sapporo, or even Otaru.
I met a lovely Australian guy who does Daito ryu out there. Maybe i will run into him again.
Also know a third dan kendo sensei, but i suspect that after our unsuccessful first date, she would rather cut me down than teach me the real stuff...
Maybe my girlfriend can help me a bit too.
It would be best though if there is someone here who did a bit of training in Sapporo.
It totally doesn't have to be Aikido. Other jujutsu styles are good too.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 02:39 AM   #4
Alex Megann
Dojo: Southampton Aikikai
Location: Southampton
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 371
United Kingdom
Offline
Re: finding a club in sapporo

I believe Imamura Semsei is the Dojo-Cho at Sapporo Aikikai. Here is a clip of him teaching in Europe.

He has a very nice, elegant style which may or may not be what you are looking for.

Alex
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
Robert Coons
Dojo: don't have a dojo in the aikido style. various teachers JMA and CMA
Location: Guelph Ontario/sapporo Hokkaido/Shanghai China
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 7
Canada
Offline
Re: finding a club in sapporo

the quality of his movement is lovely.
i will check out that dojo.

Thank you!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #6
Akamas
Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1
Japan
Offline
Re: finding a club in sapporo

I practice at several dojos in Sapporo, and the people at each are friendly and welcoming. I think that any one of them would suit your needs.
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What I Like OwlMatt External Aikido Blog Posts 8 03-31-2012 09:29 AM
UNLV Aikido Club - group website Dante Websites 3 11-27-2005 12:13 PM
U of L AIkido Club Seminar - May 24-25 Mel Barker Seminars 7 05-12-2003 03:57 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:55 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2016 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2016 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate