Event calendar

Events held previously in Aikido Kenkyukai.

National Events

  • 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. 

  • Thursday, 1 March, 2012 (All day)

    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 nigel.carruthers-taylor@icognition.com.au 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 aikidosydneycity@gmail.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.

    • 18 December 2010 9am-12noon, Cook Community Hall: x-training, grading event and Xmas event. A Xmas luncheon will be prepared and we'll have lunch from 11-1pm. Contact Nigel on 0417 692 178.
    • Sep 25-26 2010: AKI Australia 30th Anniversary Celebrations Yudansha training with Takeda Shihan, 8th dan. Terrey Hills, Sydney.
    • Oct 1-3 2010: Gasshuku with Takeda Shihan 8th dan, Director of Aikikai Hombu Dojo Japan

              Date:        Friday 1st October 4pm to Sunday 3rd 2pm   
              Venue:      Sydney Academy of Sport & Recreation 
                               Wakehurst Parkway Narrabeen NSW 2101

              Enquiries: aikidosydney@hotmail.com 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) .

    • Apr 10: Jo Workshop with Mike MacGregor, 5th Dan. 9:00-11:00am Sat, at Diddums Close, Lake Ginnidera. Will organise another venue if it's raining. Please bring Jo and Sandshoes/footwear.
    • Apr 17: X-training at Tengoku dojo. 9:30-11:00am Tengoku dojo, Captains flat road. This will be instructed by local Senseis.
    • Apr 24: X-training with Bruce Lowes, 5th Dan. 9:30-11:30am Tengoku dojo, Captains flat road.
    • Jan 23-25: South Coast Get Together. Three days of training and relaxing at beautiful Tuross Heads, South Coast, NSW. Enjoy good training with Senior Australian Senseis (including Bruce and Berin), canoeing on Tuross lake and swimming in the surf.
    • Feb 20-21: Suzuki Sensei Gasshuku, Terrey Hills, Sydney. Training will be  11am to 4pm Saturday and 9am to 2pm Sunday. Cost ~$130. The dorms at Terrey Hills are not available so out of towners should check-in with Terrey Hills Caravan Park. There will be a social event for all on Saturday evening
    • Nov 14-15: Seminar with Jean-Rene Leduc Sensei, 5th dan, Terrey Hills, Sydney. Two days of dynamic, inspiring and uplifting training with Jean-René of AKI Canada. Go to the Aikido Sydney Events website below for the poster and details.
    • Nov 28-29: AKI Orange Dojo 7th Anniversary Gasshuku with Jean-Rene Leduc, 5th dan. Hosted by Orange Dojo.
    • Easter Camp 2009

    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 

    • Farewell to Mike Dunning

    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

    • Floriade 2008

       21 September @ 1:30pm 
       Stage 88 Commonwealth Park 

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