News from Orange County Aikikai's 40th Anniversary
On behalf of Orange County Aikikai, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to Hideki Shiohira Shihan for providing outstanding aikido instruction this past weekend (May 14-15, 2004). Shiohira Shihan intertwined the importance of an undisturbed posture and 'hara' positioning when applying a technique. A part of Orange County Aikikai's 40th anniversary celebration, Shiohira Shihan's seminar conducted some very energetic sessions that provided attendees with a new outlook on kihonwaza. We were joined by some of his students from Northern California, as well as several aikidoists from our neighboring dojos in Orange County, CA. To anchor Orange County Aikikai's year long festivites, we are blessed with an upcoming seminar that will be instructed by Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan and Robert Kubo Shihan on September 17-19, 2004. Please check the dojo website as more information will be posted.