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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.

Single Aikido Session- $50

1 Day Aikido Seminar- $90

2 Day Aikido Seminar- $150

3 Day Aikido Seminar- $200

*For student and group discounts, please contact the organizer.



Speakers

Hiroshi Ikeda

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 (Central Daylight Time)

Friday 10/29
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    10:00 am- 11:00 am
  • Guest Instructor
    11:05 am- 11:55 am
  • Ikeda Sensei
    12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
  • Lunch
    1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Guest Instructor
    4:05 pm- 4:55 pm
  • Ikeda Sensei
    5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Saturday 10/30
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    9:30 am- 10:30 am
  • Guest Instructor
    10:35 am- 11:25 am
  • Ikeda Sensei
    11:30 am- 12:30 pm
  • Lunch
    12:30 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Ikeda Sensei
    2:00 pm- 3:00 pm
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • Guest Instructor
    4:05 pm- 4:55 pm
  • Ikeda Sensei
    5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Sunday 10/31
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    9:30 am- 10:30 am
  • Guest Instructor
    10:35 am- 11:25 am
  • Ikeda Sensei
    11:30 am- 12:30 pm
  • Lunch
    12:30 pm- 1:55 pm
  • Kinoshita Sensei
    1:55 pm-2:55 pm
  • Ikeda Sensei
    3:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Register Today

Oct 29th-31st

Sign up today and choose how many days you would like to join. All proceeds go to the shihan.

Kyoto Seminar – Kyoto Butokuden

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

Kyoto Budo Center

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

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