Aiki Budo Centre is conducting Black Belts Training Review Sessions on the following dates:
Thursday, Feb 8 & Thursday, Feb 15 _______Shiho Nage & Ikkajo
Thursday, May 17 & Saturday, May 19______Irimi Nage (Shomen and Sokumen) & Nikajo
Thursday, Aug 30 & Saturday, Sept 1 _______Kotegaeshi & Sankajo
Thursday, Nov 8 & Satruday, Nov 10 _______Tenchi Nage, Hijishime & Yonkajo
Saturday sessions listed above are reserved for Black Belts only and will be held during the second hour of the adult classes (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) There will be no regular Kyu Belt instruction offered during the second class. The 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. sessions will continue as usual for all Aiki Budo Centre members.
Sendokan Aikido Dojo in Missiissauga is holding a Kagami-Biraki (New Year’s Training and Celebration) following the tradition of the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo in Japan where instructors take turns teaching basic techniques. All 150 basic techniques are taught over the course of 10 to 14 days followed by a celebration. This year Sendokan Dojo will be hosting 8 of the highest ranked Yoshinkan Aikido instructors in Canada for their final 3 days of training and celebration. Sensei Jaimie Sheppard will be one of the 8 instructors at the event scheduled for February 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Here Sensei Jaimie Sheppard takes ukemi from Kiyoyuki Terada (Yoshinkan Aikido Saikō Komon or Yoshinkan Aikido Supreme Advisor) who along with Gozo Shioda co-founded Yoshinkan Aikido in the years following the Second World War. In this clip, from September 2002, we see Terada Sensei at the age of 80 performing Kata Mochi Yokomen Uchi Shihonage.
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Here is a first look at the Group Photos of all the classes at Aiki Budo Centre London taken Monday, February 1, 2016 to Saturday, February 6, 2016. Click the pictures to see a larger view. The Photo Gallery section will be updated later.
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