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Events held previously in Aikido Kenkyukai.
AKI ACT X-training and Annual General Meeting, Cook Dojo
Aikido Research Class: 8:30 - 9:30
X-training Class: 9:30-11:00
AGM: 11:15 - 12:15
On the weekend of August 18/19, Balmain will be hosting a workshop on the Internal Power or "aiki" that is the fundamental basis of all martial Arts and sorely missing from Aikido. It is the vital element of O sensei's teaching yet has virtually been lost in the intervening 50yrs since his passing. IT is still apparent in the Chinese Internal Arts and a few determined individuals from Daito Ryu and Aikido have worked hard to keep the practises alive and accessible.
Dr Michael Dreyer spent a week in East coast USA in June at one of these intensives and will be conducting training and passing on his observations, experience and practises.
Simon Wong will be also teaching some practises from his background in both Karate and Taichi. There is no difference in the principles of Inner Power from across all the martial arts. What is different is the form in which it is expressed, and obviously we are interested in aikido ( the way of "aiki") as its expression.
I will also explain how we seem to have gotten into this situation throughout the aikdo and Japanese Budo world. Comments from significant people in our heritage will also be passed on.
Classes will be from 8am saturday through to 2pm with break for brunch.
Then again on sunday from 9am to 12 pm.
Please bring a bokken.
Cost will be $60 for the weekend or $25 per session. All funds will be used to pay for dojo hire and reimbursement of Dr Dreyer's airfare. Any surplus will be used to subsidise future events.
There will also be time for discussion in the afternoon/evening for all to participate, along with refreshments.
I am sure this will be a stimulating weekend for all who participate. It will not be a usual aikido event.
14-15 July, 2012, Newcastle with Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei, 7th Dan Newcastle PCYC – Young Road, cnr of Melbourne Street, Broadmeadow
This is one event not to be missed! Bill has a vast aikido history and was an Aikido pioneer in USA. He has written two books on Aikido: The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido and Aikido and Words of Power.
He was a resident on Japan from 1970 to 1980 where he studied Aikido under Yamaguchi Seigo Shihan, at the same time as Takeda Shihan and various senior Japanese AKI Senseis. He established Shobu Aikido dojo in Boston (http://www.shobu.org), and he was the first teacher of senior AKI America Sensei's Jean Rene Leduc & Lia Suzuki.
Please refer to the flyer attached for more detail, and
here is the registration form.
See the Training page for the location details.
For those unfamiliar with him, Hiroshi Sensei is chief instructor of the Yokohama University Aikido Club and one of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan's senior students. He has made numerous visits to Australia for Aikido seminars and is highly regarded for the clarity and strength of his technique, as well as his generosity, warmth and humility. It's bound to be a fantastic seminar and it's open to all levels of students! Venue: AKI Sydney City Dates: Sat-Sun, 10-11 March 2012 Training times: TBC but more than likely 9am-2pm each day Cost: $140 There are already 14 students from the Yokohama University Aikido Club accompanying Hiroshi Sensei so spaces will be limited. Please get in early to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration is via email to email@example.com, and payments can be made by direct deposit/EFT to: BSB 062-692, Acc. 1169-6548, Berin E Mackenzie.
The following is a summary of some of the previous events held since 2008.
* 18 February 2012, Canberra
Seminar with Steve Seymour Sensei, 5th Dan
This is the first in a series of seminars I hope to put together this year that acknowledges the wonderful depth of quality instructors that our AKI community has. Steve's strong, direct and centred style of Aikido is one that we can learn a lot from. I recommend this seminar to all AKI members.
Training: 10:30am-3pm (includes breaks but no lunch, so bring snacks with you) Venue: Tengoku Dojo, Carwoola (on Captians Flat road). Refer to the Senior Classes page for details on how to get there. Cost: TBA (not expensive)
Contact Nigel on firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail and RSVP.
* 29-30 Jan, 2012, Moruya
* 14-15 January 2012, Hobart Tasmanian Aikido Summer Camp With Yasuyuki Suzuki 6th dan
* 5 Nov 2011, Sydney One-day seminar with Yoshinobu Takeda Shihan 8th dan 9-11am & 2-4pm, $100 AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia
* 3-4 Sept, Sydney AKI Sydney City 8th anniversary seminar with Jean-Rene Leduc Sensei, 6th dan 9-11am & 2-4pm, Sat/Sun, $140 AKI Sydney City Dojo, Australia
Contact Berin MacKenzie on email@example.com for details and registration.
* 17-18 Sept, Sydney Training Weekend with Hector Flores Sensei, 6th dan Aikikai. Terrey Hills dojo, 3 Myoora Rd., Terrey Hills.
*8-9 Oct, Brisbane Aikido Seminar - Brisbane Aikikai - Williamson Sensei 6th Dan Brisbane Aikikai is hosting a seminar on the weekend of October 8/9 with Andrew Williamson Sensei.
Williamson Sensei is a 6th Dan Shidoin in NZ Aikikai. He is the Assistant Technical Director to Takase Shihan for the NZ Shinryukan (Aikikai) Aikido organisation. He also is the visiting Chief Aikido Instructor for the Gurkha (military) battalion based in Singapore.
Kind regards, David Hall Dojo-cho Brisbane Aikikai
* 16-17 July, Sydney Winter Gasshuku with Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei, 6th dan. Terrey Hills dojo, 3 Myoora Rd., Terrey Hills.
* 17,18, 19 June 2011, Blue Mountains Blue Mountains Aikido and Yoga retreat with Berin Mackenzie Sensei, 4th Dan. This camp takes place in a secluded bushland retreat centre inside the beautiful Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Intensive Aikido training is complemented with workshops in Shiatsu massage and Japanese Oki-do Yoga.
* 22-24 April 2011, Canberra Autumn Gasshuku with Hideo Numata Sensei, 7th dan.
Numata Sensei (7th dan Aikido, 6th dan Iaido) is one the leading students of Takeda Yoshinobu Shihan. He is an exceptional teacher in his own right - incredibly fluid, relaxed and powerful with a great sense of humour and humility. This is a very rare chance to study under such a highly-ranked and gifted teacher outside of Japan, so don't miss out!
* 7-9 Jan 2011, Hobart, Tasmania The Uni of Tasmania Aikido Club summer Gasshuku 7-9 Jan, 2011.
* 22-23 Jan 2011, Tuross Heads, South Coast NSW Family friendly weekend of Keiko on the 22nd and 3rd of January.
* 26-27 February, AKI Sydney City Dojo Gasshuku with Daiyu Takeda Sensei, 5th dan Sat 8-10am, 1-3pm followed by dinner in city Sun 9-11am, 2-4pm
* 26-27 February, Newcastle Aikikai Event with E. Horrii Shihan 7th Dan.
Date: Friday 1st October 4pm to Sunday 3rd 2pm Venue: Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation Wakehurst Parkway Narrabeen NSW 2101
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve 0414 376912 Fees: Early bookings discount of $420 by 31st July. $470 after that date and before 31st August. Includes food and accomodation. All aikido practitioners welcome for this live-in seminar (Includes Meals) .
Come and join Seino Sensei 7th Dan and Suzuki Sensei 6th Dan for what promises to be an exciting event. 10-12 April 2009 Erindale PCYC, Canberra
Mike Dunning is retiring! 29 January 2009 at Erindale dojo (6:30pm start), followed by a dinner at a local restaurant See the photos section for photos of this event
21 September @ 1:30pm Stage 88 Commonwealth Park