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The seminar was canceled last year due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus. However, this year the 5th International Aikido Friendship Seminar will be held at the Butokuden in Kyoto.

We hope that everyone is doing as well as possible considering the COVID-19 pandemic. The seminar was canceled last year due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus. However, this year the 5th International Aikido Friendship Seminar will be held at the Butokuden in Kyoto. Unfortunately, one of our main instructors, Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei will be unable to participate this year, due to the effects of the pandemic on travel back to Japan. We think that many people from outside of Japan will have difficulty in attending this year.

We will train with masks and to some extent will aim for social distancing and maximize airflow while training.

Rather than providing food and drink, participants will bring their own lunch and drinks.

Ryoichi Kinoshita Sensei and Akira Kato Sensei will instruct with approximately 70% buki and 30% taijutsu. Weapons will be available for participants to use, but it is fine to bring your own if you would like.

The pandemic continues to be a health risk, so please take care of your health.

Single Aikido Session- $50

1 Day Aikido Seminar- $90

2 Day Aikido Seminar- $150

3 Day Aikido Seminar- $200

*For an updated training schedule as well as student and group discounts, please contact the organizer at: https://aikidofriendship.wixsite.com/seminar2021.



Speakers

Hiroshi Ikeda

Unfortunately, due to the effects of the Coronavirus, Ikeda Sensei will be unable to teach this year

Shihan (Nanadan) is founder and chief instructor of  Boulder Aikikai . He began his study of aikido in 1968 at the aikido club of Kokugakuin University in Tokyo, of which Saotome Sensei was the chief instructor. Upon graduation, he trained regularly at Honbu Dojo and at Saotome Sensei’s Remeijuki Dojo. In 1978 he followed Saotome Sensei to the U.S. and in 1980 established Boulder Aikikai. He is a frequent guest instructor at aikido seminars in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Ryoichi Kinoshita

Shihan (Nanadan) began Aikido training under  Abe Seiseki Shihan  in 1974. At age 24, he became a live-in student of Abe Shihan. From 1996 to present day, he has been director and head instructor of  Suisenkan  Aikido Dojo in Suita, Japan. He instructs full-time in Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara. As a longtime student of Abe Sensei, calligraphy teacher of Osensei, Kinoshita Sensei studied calligraphy as well as Aikido with Abe Sensei.

Akira Kato

Sensei (Rokudan) began an Aikido club with Kinoshita Sensei as a high school student in 1974. At that time he also became a student of Abe Seiseki Sensei. To deepen his understanding of Aikido he also studied Tai Chi, Chinese Kung Fu, Jeet Kin do and other martial arts. The period that he studied with Abe Sensei was the same as for Kinoshita Sensei. Kato Sensei began teaching Aikido in 1980 and has generated many students.

Training Schedule (Japan Standard Time)

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Oct 29th-31st

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Kyoto Seminar – Kyoto Butokuden

46-2 Entomicho Shogoin, Sakyo-ku606-8323, Kyoto 6006-8323 Japan

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46-2 Entomicho Shogoin, Sakyo-ku606-8323, Kyoto 6006-8323 Japan

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