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Old 09-16-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

Posted 2008-09-16 10:48:27 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/

AikiWeb is honored to present the AikiWeb Workshop 2009 with George Ledyard sensei, Howard Popkin sensei, and Toby Threadgill sensei to take place on March 20-22, 2009 at the Two Cranes Aikido dojo in Seattle, WA.

These three instructors from three different lineages will share their budo experience during this three-day workshop. They will present different but compatible approaches to the physical application of techniques and principles from their arts of Aikido, Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai, and Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu.

More information is available at http://www.aikiweb.com/workshop/.

Please help spread the word about the AikiWeb Workshop by downloading a flyer from the above URL and posting one at your dojo. Thanks!

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

This should be a great seminar! I probably won't be able to make it, but best wishes for the presenters, host, and participants.

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Old 09-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

I am so happy Jun is doing this. The seed Chuck, Ellis and I planted a few years ago is starting to grow. I hope it grows into other parts of the country as well and using as many good instructors as you can find. If I was able I would attend but right now I can't. I hope it is well received and with these outstanding instructors it will be a most valuable seminar I am sure. It is so good to see people walking the walk and not just talking the talk. Folks if you have not been to one of these give and take share and learn sessions you are missing something unique. I think Jun has paired up three teachers who will check their egos at the door and work and share together. You attending will reap the harvest of that labor of love for budo and budo knowledge.

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Old 09-16-2008, 12:22 PM   #4
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

WOW. That sounds like a great seminar. Perhaps Dan might show up too!
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
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three great senseis in one place, but then we also have march madness. tough call.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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Yea Phi,

Because I never go to a sports bar and have a few beers We get the evenings off, dont we ?

See you soon !
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

March
The first spring chinook of the season will be pushing up the lower Columbia. Blackmouth fishing will continue strong in Puget Sound.
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/salmon/when_...best_month.htm
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:43 PM   #8
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I don't need a seminar to visit then

Salmon is a good enough reason.
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Old 09-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #9
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Sounds great. Too good to miss.
Unless something interferes,
count me in.

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:56 AM   #10
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Sounds great. Too good to miss.
Unless something interferes,
count me in.
It'll be great to see you, Lynn!!! The last time I saw you, Tennenhouse was attached to your arm in a fruitless attempt to do an ikkyo... It's been too long.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:12 AM   #11
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Hmmm, maybe a good time for me to work in a visit to some friends and family...

Now to find cheap airfare...

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:43 AM   #12
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Hmmm, maybe a good time for me to work in a visit to some friends and family...

Now to find cheap airfare...
It aint lookin good for that Keith. I was checking prices from Ontario California yesterday.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:51 AM   #13
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It aint lookin good for that Keith. I was checking prices from Ontario California yesterday.
So far just under $400 RT from Burbank... And since I'd be bringing family... Expensive weekend...

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Old 09-17-2008, 09:08 AM   #14
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

and I just used my free JetBlue passes in order to be with my sister on her 60th bday one wk after this seminar (sigh)....

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:20 AM   #15
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So far just under $400 RT from Burbank... And since I'd be bringing family... Expensive weekend...
I can fly out to Dan's barn for about the same price.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:38 AM   #16
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Re: AikiWeb Workshop 2009: March 20-22, 2009 in Seattle WA

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say "thank you!" to all of the expressed interest and support so far in the AikiWeb Workshop. I also wanted to thank the three instructors -- George Ledyard sensei, Howard Popkin sensei, and Toby Threadgill sensei -- for bearing with me over the last several months in organizing the workshop so far.

I can say that having had the pleasure of personally training with all three instructors, I think everyone who attends the workshop will come away with a new outlook on their aikido and budo training. My experience with them has always been interesting, informative, and positive. I can't wait to have all three of them on the same mat together -- talk about synergy!

As far as airfare goes, my experience has been that looking too far in advance often returns higher prices than not. When I travel to seminars and such, I usually plan well ahead but look for airfare about two months ahead of time. I would imagine that folks on the West Coast will be able to find tickets under $200. (As an example, tickets for LAX to SEA for 12/5-12/7 is currently $158 per person today.)

I hope I'll get the chance to meet many new folks from AikiWeb as well as have the chance to reconnect with folks I've met before!

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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I would imagine that folks on the West Coast will be able to find tickets under $200. (As an example, tickets for LAX to SEA for 12/5-12/7 is currently $158 per person today.
Hey Jun,
What airline would that be? Best price I've found for that route was $209. Are you sure that's not the one-way price? However, it does seem that prices are a bit lower when you get within a couple months. Thanks for the tip.

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #18
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What airline would that be?
It's a roundtrip ticket from LAX to SEA on Alaska Airlines for December 5th through 7th (found on Travelocity) and is meant to show that airfare is usually pretty low about two months before planned departure. Prices may be different for March right now, of course, but I would recommend checking prices in December and January for the workshop.

Hope that helps,

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:35 AM   #19
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Awesome. I'll try to make this one...

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Old 09-18-2008, 07:28 AM   #20
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I don't need a seminar to visit then

Salmon is a good enough reason.
Howard, where there are salmon, there are bears. and bears don't taste good raw, even if you have good sake.

hmm airfare is going to be a killer. I am going to have do quite a bit of bake sale. failing that I have to try exotic dancing to pay my way; at least I got the nice big black skirt.
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Howard, where there are salmon, there are bears. and bears don't taste good raw, even if you have good sake.
Ah, but do bears have real aiki?
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hmm airfare is going to be a killer. I am going to have do quite a bit of bake sale. failing that I have to try exotic dancing to pay my way; at least I got the nice big black skirt.
Do you have matching fish nets for your skirt?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:17 AM   #22
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If at all possible, I'll be there. Three great instructors and the new Two Cranes Dojo is a fabulous venue. Probably be a few other TNBBC'ers there as well.

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Old 09-18-2008, 02:28 PM   #23
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A pretty long haul for us Gators, but I guess it all evens out, since it was here last year... Will certainly try to work something out...

For those of you who have not been to one of these, it's certainly worth the effort.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:49 PM   #24
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Hello,

First I'd like to thank Jun Akiyama for the honor of being asked to participate in this event. I have yet to meet Howard Popkin but I've known Okamoto Sensei for over a decade so it will be fun to connect with another person from the Roppokai. And then there's George Ledyard who I always enjoy spending time with. I've taught at George's dojo in the past and always enjoy his open minded passion for all things budo.

One thing I'd like to offer up. If there is anything anyone attending is specifically interested in concerning TSYR, please don't hesitate to let me know about it. This being a unique venue, I'm interested in knowing what participants would like to see or experience. The sotoden or teachings I'm allowed to demonstrate publicly, are actually quite comprehensive when compared to those in most koryu, so please feel free to make requests. If you ask for something off the list, I'll just say so but frankly the chances of that are pretty remote. I have easily worked around such restrictions for years given the depth and diversity of our curriculum.

I think this promises to be a great opportunity to get hands on experience with differing but related perspectives of budo. With differing eyes and styles to access, the participants will get a unique opportunity to observe and feel those things we all share and those things that make each of our pursuits unique. Opportunities like this are rare so I encourage people to attend this workshop. Besides, If my suspicions are correct there will lots of laughing and smiles along the way. You don't think I do this stuff just so I can play with sharp pointy things do you? I'm in this for the laughs and camaraderie of it all.....

Oh...And lets no forget the beer.

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You don't think I do this stuff just so I can play with sharp pointy things do you? I'm in this for the laughs and camaraderie of it all.....
Osu,
Yes.
And looking forward to it.
Rei, Domo.

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