Event calendar

Events held previously in Aikido Kenkyukai.

National Events

  • Orange, NSW
    Saturday, 20 October, 2012 - 09:30 to Sunday, 21 October, 2012 - 11:30

    Dear friends

    We have mentioned to many of you that it is AK Orange’s 10th Anniversary this year and that we are planning to celebrate the milestone in October. Preliminary details have been posted on our website and are copied here:

    10th Anniversary Celebrations in October

    Our 10th anniversary celebrations will take place in the week beginning Monday October 15th, culminating in a weekend of training on October 20th and 21st led by Steve Seymour Sensei. All members of Aikido Kenkyukai clubs are invited to attend, especially those who have trained with us in Orange (once or many times) over the past 10 years. Please contact Stephen Nugent or Fiona Hawke on 6361 0129 for further details.

    If you are able to join us for the seminar, please complete and return the Registration Form to us byOctober 12th. This is essential in order to help us organise and cater for the weekend. A brochure will follow in the near future with a more detailed program for the weekend.

  • Sydney City
    Saturday, 29 September, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, 30 September, 2012 (All day)
  • Saturday, 18 August, 2012 (All day) to Sunday, 19 August, 2012 (All day)

    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.


    Steve Seymour


  • Byron Bay
    Saturday, 14 July, 2012 - 19:00 to Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 02:00
  • Newcastle PCYC
    Saturday, 14 July, 2012 - 10:00 to Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 10:00

    14-15 July, 2012, Newcastle 
    with Yasuyuki Suzuki Sensei, 7th Dan 
    Newcastle PCYC – Young Road, cnr of Melbourne Street, Broadmeadow

  • Australian Insitute of Sport (AIS), Bruce ACT
    Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 19:00 to Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 21:30

    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.

  • AKI Sydney City
    Saturday, 10 March, 2012 - 20:00 to Monday, 12 March, 2012 - 01:00

    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 aikidosydneycity@gmail.com, and payments can be made by direct deposit/EFT to: 
    BSB 062-692, Acc. 1169-6548, Berin E Mackenzie. 

Local Events

  • Living Green Festival, Albert Hall
    Sunday, 14 October, 2012 - 12:00 to 13:00

    Hi all

     Living Green Festival Demo - lunchtime?

    I've booked a demo at the Living Green Festival, around lunchtime, near the kids area.  Probably 30-60 mins depending on their final offer.  It's free, and we can promote ourselves during the demo, so it would be great to have a number of people, like last year, dressed in full gi, to do the demo, and hand out cards and chat about Aikido while the demo is happening.  This would also be a good opportunity to coordinate the Beginner's course to start the following week, and a discount for those who come via the LGF.

     So can we have a show of numbers as to who is able to attend?  It's 10am-4pm 14th October at Albert Hall.

     No stall or TV needed this year, unless others really want to do it, in which case, contact Monty asap so we can arrange it.  One big bang at lunchtime, and I'll keep cards/promo material at my stall otherwise.



     Monica Gallacher


     T:  02 6247 7606

    M: 0401 947 601

  • Erindale Dojo, PCYC Erindale
    Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 18:30 to 20:30

    AKI ACT Cross-Training and Grading, Erindale Dojo 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Cook Dojo
    Saturday, 22 September, 2012 - 08:30 to 12:30

    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


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