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Old 05-19-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu
Two day seminar with
Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden

Saturday July 23 & Sunday July 24, 2011
10:00 am -- 5:00pm

Day 1: Jujutsu principles and knife defense

Day 2: Jujutsu and Kenjutsu relationships

To be held at:
Senpokan Dojo
1300 East Wilshire Ave. Unit #G
Santa Ana, Ca. 92705

$75.00 for one day, $120 for both days

Make checks payable to:
John Lovato
5846 Eastbrook Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90713

Or pay with Paypal at:
yanagi@ca.rr.com

For information and reserve a spot contact:
Kenshinyokan@ca.rr.com

Hosted by the Kenshinyokan dojo


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Old 05-20-2011, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

Osu,

I so remember my first seminar with Threadgill Sensei in SoCal.

If I still lived there I would so be there.

Highly recommend Threadgill Sensei and Elias Sensei to everyone in the area.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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Re: SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

I'll be there if I can... Always good to get some sense knocked in to me once in a while...

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Old 07-09-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
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Re: SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

Two more weeks until the seminar, looks like we're going to have a good turn out.

Saturday after the seminar will be a pot-luck/BBQ at John Lovato's house.

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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Re: SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

Hi,

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Toby Threadgill
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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I'll be there Saturday. Gotta go meet a new (albeit premature) addition to my family on Sunday. My brother's son (my nephew) had his first kid. Which makes me a great uncle? Uncle once removed? Ah, hell, I don't know. Regardless, see y'all on Saturday!

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Review: Toby Threadgill seminar in Santa Ana

I was not sure what to expect from this seminar.

The explanation of principles was very good. Even though Toby is not an Aikido instructor, he can come across as a really good one. The TSYR techniques were both softer and more sophisticated than I anticipated.

Some of his throws were Ikeda-like using very subtle and minimal body movement to take kuzushi and drop the uke to the floor. He did an as -reasonable explanation of what was happening during those throws as could be expected.

Today's Koan: If an uke falls in a Koryu dojo from an IP/IS throw, will anyone know?

The emphasis on proper body alignment and structure was good. In hindsight I should have visited my chiropractor prior to the seminar. By the end of Sunday I could not hold my back straight and therefore all the alignment throws went out the window.

Toby was very approachable and seemed very concerned with making sure he answered technical questions so that everyone understood. I asked him a question regarding the nairiki conditioning exercises in TSYR and he gave me an answer, then a few hours later, he modified his answer to me. This shows he took our questions seriously.

Uke's did not fall unless the technique was done correctly. After years of being conditioned that my Aikido techniques always worked based on the feedback from the fall-no-matter-what uke's I had, this was fun. I probably heard "no, not working" twenty times for ever throw I managed to successfully pull off. When I did manage a throw, I found Toby behind me making animal sounds. Those Koryu guys have some unusual traditions!

Conclusion: Toby's explanation of body movements were excellent. It has changed some of my ideas how to execute throws and move on the mats. I recommend attending one of Toby's few seminars here in North America; you will not be disappointed.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
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Re: SoCal Shindo Yoshin ryu Seminar w/ Toby Threadgill

And he is REALLY funny
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:20 PM   #9
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I was there Saturday so I suppose I should say somethin' or another.

Yeah, he's a funny dude. But in a good way I suppose.

What I enjoy about Toby's seminars is the consistency across techniques. Empty hand, tanto, ken. How principles are consistent. How it all fits together in the larger framework of a bujutsu.

And yes, I'm one of those idiots who must feel it. Even if it involves pain. I'm game, send me in coach, Mongo need convincing...

I've also realized after attending a bunch of his seminars that a bigger issue was really communicated quite well by a little girl named Alice...

Quote:
"Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next." -- Lewis Carroll
I need to find time to study formally. Must find a way. Because I dare say that hole is very, very deep...

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Old 08-29-2011, 02:50 PM   #10
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Mongo only pawn in game of life
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:02 PM   #11
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The emphasis on proper body alignment and structure was good.
Oh man, yeah.... the ability to feel another's structure and undermine it is just soooo cool...and my goal...but what I took away from the time spent w/ Toby in Seattle the prior wkend was what to work on in terms of my own glaring deficiencies in alignment and structure!
I'm a little person so I guess I'm just a prawn in the game.

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Old 08-29-2011, 09:23 PM   #12
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Today's Koan: If an uke falls in a Koryu dojo from an IP/IS throw, will anyone know?
Only if captured on video, vetted and analyzed on QiJin, then posted on Mr. Sigman's Aikiweb blog for independent commentary by Mr. Harden.

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I found Toby behind me making animal sounds.
Oh dear.

Seriously, thanks for posting. That was a good review and only heightens my regret at not being in Seattle for Mr. Threadgill's recent appearance along with Howard Popkin, George Ledyard, Kaizen Taki, et al.
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