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July 2019

2019 Annual Yudansha Prep Workshop

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - July 21 @ 3:00 pm
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$60

This July 20 and 21 (2019), all ASU students preparing for their shodan, nidan, and sandan examinations are invited to join us for our tenth annual Yudansha Prep Workshop series. These Workshops have helped dozens of candidates have more confidence, build friendships with their testing peers, and to perform tests they were proud of. Participants will experience “test level” pressure in a safe feedback environment, and receive instruction on technical execution and composure. Participation is limited to members of the…

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John Messores Sensei Seminar

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - July 28 @ 6:00 pm
Yellowstone Aikikai, 1711 6th Avenue North, Suite A
Billings, MT 59101
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John Messores 7th dan will be conducting a 3-day seminar July 26 – 29, 2019.  This is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced U.S. martial arts instructors.  Messores sensei is a life-long disciple of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan.  He was among the original students who invited Saotome to the United States in 1975. Unlike large scale seminars, this event is designed to allow participants to experience personalized “hands on” training.  There is a limit of 25…

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August 2019

William Gleason, Shihan Summer Seminar

August 2 - August 4
Cleveland Aikikai, 3820 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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$145

Cleveland Aikikai  is pleased to host Bill Gleason Shihan in Cleveland at the Cleveland Aikikai Dojo on August 2– 4 2019 with  Keiko: Friday August 2, 7-9 p.m., Saturday August 3, 9-12 p.m. and 2:30-5 p.m., Sunday August 4, 10-1 p.m. Cost $145 for the seminar, or $40 per class. For those needing accommodations, the dojo is near downtown Cleveland and many hotels located within driving distance. Hotels in the I-480/Rockside area are plentiful and an easy 15 minute drive…

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Maine Teachers Retreat

August 3 - August 11
Aikido of Maine, 226 Anderson street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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ASU teachers will take turns teaching an expanded schedule at Aikido of Maine. This August 3rd to 11th we are hosting an expanded aikido schedule at our dojo.

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2019 ASU Regional Testing Seminar in Florida

August 10 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$100

The 15th annual ASU Regional Testing Seminar in Florida will be hosted in Tampa, Florida on August 10-11, 2019. We are inviting qualified ASU candidates for shodan, nidan, and sandan ranks to register and and test before a panel of qualified instructors and alongside their friends and peers. Instruction and testing will be led by senior ASU instructor John Messores and instructors from Florida ASU schools. The purpose of this event is primarily not create another seminar, but instead to…

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4-Day Aiki Sword Intensive in Nashville

August 30 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Dojo of Nashville, 2403 Nolensville Pike, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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$275.00

August 30th – September 2nd 2019 George Ledyard Sensei, Aikido 7th Dan and direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan This four day block of instruction will focus on the aiki sword work of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. We will cover the 12 Kumitachi of Saotome Sensei that are required for testing up to Nidan in detail. Also, we will provide principle based instruction on Saotome Sensei’s Two Attacker Forms, his Two Sword Forms, and we will also do daily work with the…

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September 2019

Seattle Aikido Bridge, Sept 12 -15, 2019

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - September 15 @ 6:30 pm
Two Cranes Aikido, 8512 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Aikido Northshore and Two Cranes Institute will be sponsoring the Seattle Aikido Bridge Seminar, Sept 12 - 15, 2019. The guest instructors will be Hiroshi Ikeda, Mary Heiny, Michael Friedl, Kimberly Richardson, Lee Crawford and Greg Mock. The training will begin on Thursday evening at 6:30pm and will end on Sunday at 12pm. All classes will be held at the Two Cranes Institute, 8512 20th Ave NE, Seattle. For more information please check the website: www.aikidonorthshore.com/seattlebridge

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Alvarez Sensei in Phoenix

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Arizona Aikido Agatsu Dojo, 939 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013 United States
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Jim Alvarez, 6th dan, will be in Phoenix for a seminar from September 20 - 22, 2019.

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Jim Alvarez Sensei at Abundant Peace Dojo

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - September 29 @ 7:00 pm
Abundant Peace Aikido, 42C Riel Drive
St. Albert, Alberta , Canada
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Jim Alvarez Sensei Seminar at Abundant Peace Dojo Join us for what is always an enlightening and deeply educational experience with Jim Alvarez sensei. The theme for this weekend is principles and movement technique of sword and how this translates to empty-hand work. Don't miss the opportunity to study the energies and principles that lie behind and within the techniques and movement of our Art! abundantpeace@hotmail.com  

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October 2019

Hofmeister Sensei at Nashville Aikikai

October 4 - October 6
$130

Nashville Aikikai is proud to again host a fall seminar with Tres Hofmeister Sensei, 7th dan, from Boulder Aikikai on October 4-6, 2019.  Keiko will be as follows: Friday 6:30 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sunday at 10:00 AM.  Cost will be $130 or $40 per class.  Lodging is available in the dojo free of charge.  We look forward to training with you.

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Ledyard Sensei – 4Day Aiki Principles Intensive

October 11 - October 14
Shindai Dojo, 1940 Brengle Ave
Orlando, FL 32808 United States
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$275.00

This intensive will offer four full days of instruction on the mind / body principles that function to create aiki. First we will focus on how to develop the “platform”, the integrated body required to do Aikido waza.  Explanation and exercises on how to use the “intent” to unify the body will be a focus.

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2019 Oberlin Fall Seminar with Chuck Weber Shihan

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - October 13 @ 12:00 pm
Oberlin Aikido Club, Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 W Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074 United States
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$110

Oberlin Aikikai is happy to announce the annual Oberlin Fall Seminar with Chuck Weber Sensei - October 11 – 13, 2019. Chuck Weber Shihan is returning to Oberlin after his last visit at the 40th Anniversary of Oberlin Aikikai. He started Aikido in 1975 in Denver, Colorado, with Seiji Tanaka sensei of Waseda University and Tomiki Aikido. He was introduced to Mitsugi Saotome Sensei by Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei and Glenn Bluestone. In 1981, he moved to Washington, D.C., where in…

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Aiki Shrine: Yondan & Up Focus / Also Open to All Yudansha Ranks

October 18 - October 20
ASU Aiki Shrine Myakka City, FL 34251 United States + Google Map
$200
ASU Aiki Shrine

This event is an amazing opportunity for ASU instructors ranked yondan and higher, patrons, and ASU Board Members to participate in a special session led by Saotome Sensei and a senior assisting instructor at the private shrine dojo that Saotome Sensei built to commemorate the spirit of O Sensei's original Iwama shrine dojo.  Participants will receive instruction in an intimate, outdoor dojo setting, a private group dinner at the Saotome "Aiki Corral" property, special discussion and meditation sessions, and an…

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2019 William Gleason at Aikido Eastside

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - October 27 @ 6:00 pm
Aikido Eastside, 13410 SE 32nd St C-3
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$140.00

October 25th – 27th 2019 Aikido Eastside in Bellevue, WA William Gleason Sensei, Aikido 7th Dan, will return to Aikido Eastside to conduct our Fall seminar. Gleason Sensei is one of the finest Aikido teachers anywhere. His focus is on aiki and internal power and how that fits with the spiritual side of the art. The seminar is open to all levels and affiliations. Advanced registration is required. On-line Info On-line Registration

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November 2019

Milwaukee Shobukan is Proud to Celebrate the Triumphant Return of Wendy Whited Sensei

November 1 - November 3
Milwaukee Shobukan, 9450 N 107th St
Milwaukee, WI 53244 United States
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$150.00

Please come join us in celebrating the magnificent teachings of Wendy Whited Sensei (7th Degree).  It is our sincere pleasure to welcome Whited Sensei back to the dojo for a weekend of phenomenal training, rolling belly laughs and true fellowship. The excitement will start Friday evening and go until noon on Sunday.  We recommend bringing a bokken and jo-staff, but if you don't have one the dojo will be happy to provide.  The dojo is available to all who wish…

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Bill Gleason sensei Fall seminar in Maine

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - November 3 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido of Maine, 226 Anderson street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$140

We are looking forward to Bill Sensei’s visit and what promises to be a wonderful weekend! For those needing accommodations, the dojo is sleeping bag friendly and has shower facilities. Guests may also find space with local dojo members with some advanced planning. Portland or Freeport would be good hotel options! If we can help you join us for this or any of our seminars let us know.

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ASU Western Fall Camp/25th Anniversary of Redlands Aikikai

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - November 11 @ 1:30 pm
Redlands Aikikai, 590 Nevada Street, Suites A, B & C
Redlands, CA 92373 United States
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$315 – $350

Aikidoka of all affiliations are welcome to attend the fourth ASU Western Fall Camp at Redlands Aikikai during its 25th anniversary! Featured instructors are Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, John Messores Sensei, Wendy Whited Sensei, George Ledyard Sensei, Dan Messisco Sensei and Chetan Prakash Sensei. Our stellar guest instructors currently include Munetsugu Sakabe Shihan (from Aikido Aishinkan in Kumamoto, Japan); Mark Adachi Sensei, Lee Crawford Sensei; Luis Escamilla Sensei and Kay Sandacz Sensei. Training features of Fall camp:  A memorable experience, with a…

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Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei Aikido

November 15 - November 17
$150.00

Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei will visit Shindai for his annual Aikido seminar in November 2019. Please visit Shindai.com for information.

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George Ledyard Sensei, 7th Dan at Bozeman, Montana

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Bozeman Aikido, 2308 No. 7th Unit G
Bozeman, MT 59715 United States
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$140

This seminar will focus on the mind / body principles that function to create "aiki." First we will focus on how to develop the "platform," the integrated body required to do Aikido waza.  Explanation and exercises on how to use the "intent" to unify the body will be covered. Once we have established the basic "platform," we will look at how to make that platform moveable. By the end of the weekend, we will cover how the various principles we…

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Seminar with Tim Magill Sensei

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - November 24 @ 6:30 pm
North Florida School of Aikido, 1535-1 Capital Circle NW
Tallahassee , FL 32303 United States
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$80.00

Tim Magill Sensei is a godan (5th dan) in Aikido. He has been studying Aikido since 1986 and has been influenced by many great teachers, including Saotome Shihan, Frank Doran Shihan, John Messores Sensei and Mary Heiny Sensei. Magill Sensei joined Shindai Dojo in 2014. He has trained and taught extensively throughout the United States and abroad.  The focus of this seminar will be the use of atemi in Aikido techniques.

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December 2019

Fall Seminar at Shindai Dojo

December 6 - December 8
$50.00

This fall seminar is taught by an engaging cadre of regional Senior Ranking Female Instructors, not only as a great weekend of spirited training, but as a fundraiser as well. All proceeds go to Florida ASU student scholarships, providing financial support for special student training opportunities and Yudansha testing venues in Florida. All Aikidoka are welcome. Registration and Info @ Shindai.com In the past the instructors have included: Melissa Bell 5thDan, Ola Karisik 4thDan, Kristen Kuebler 4thDan, Christine Lee 4thDan,…

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Aiki Shrine: Dojo Cho Focus / Also Open to All Yudansha Ranks

December 13 - December 15
ASU Aiki Shrine Myakka City, FL 34251 United States + Google Map
$200
ASU Aiki Shrine

This event is an amazing opportunity for ASU dojo cho (head instructors) to participate in a special session led by Saotome Sensei and a senior assisting instructor at the private shrine dojo that Saotome Sensei built to commemorate the spirit of O Sensei's original Iwama shrine dojo.  Participants will receive instruction in an intimate, outdoor dojo setting, a private group dinner at the Saotome "Aiki Corral" property, special discussion and meditation sessions, and an opportunity to train and bond with…

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January 2020

ASU Winter Intensive 2020

January 2, 2020 @ 8:30 am - January 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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$350

This year’s camp is on track to be even more amazing than last year! Our goal is to build on the spectacular success of last year's camp by listening to your feedback and making adjustments accordingly, while continuing the tradition of world class instruction by some of the best instructors anywhere! For this year’s edition of Winter Camp that means: Saotome Sensei and the ASU Board are pleased to welcome two Special Guest Instructors, Jan Nevelius Sensei (Sweden) and Marsha…

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March 2020

Seminar with William Gleason Shihan

March 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - March 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
North Florida School of Aikido, 1535-1 Capital Circle NW
Tallahassee , FL 32303 United States
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$125.00

William Gleason Shihan is the founder and head instructor at Shobu Aikido in Boston, Massachusetts.   Gleason Shihan teaches worldwide and is known for his expertise in internal strength and aiki principles.

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June 2020

Aikido Weapons Seminar with Melissa Bell Sensei

June 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - June 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
North Florida School of Aikido, 1535-1 Capital Circle NW
Tallahassee , FL 32303 United States
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$80

Melissa Bell Sensei (5th dan) is the head Aikido instructor at the Sarasota Budokan Dojo in Sarasota, Florida.  She started her training in 1992 as a direct student  of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan (ASU) in Washington D.C.  She is widely known for her work in the ASU weapons katas and techniques.

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Wendy Whited Sensei at Bozeman, Montana

June 20, 2020 - June 22, 2020
Bozeman Aikido, 2308 No. 7th Unit G
Bozeman, MT 59715 United States
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We are looking forward to welcoming Wendy Whited Sensei, 7th Dan, for her second visit to Bozeman, Montana. Please join us for a weekend of camaraderie and fantastic Aikido, featuring Whited Sensei’s unique and powerful style! We believe you will find Sensei’s interpretation and teaching of Aikido fascinating and engaging.

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