Featured Instructors: Tres Hofmeister, Raso Hultgren, George Ledyard and Wendy Whited. Host Instructor: Chetan Prakash. Guest Instructors: Mark Adachi, Lee Crawford, Josh Drachman and Tom Haines.
Intensive training from Thursday night through Monday, with about 27 hours of training available. In addition to regular keiko emphasizing the principles of Aikido, there will be special classes devoted to preparation for all levels of kyu and dan test requirements, including both empty-hand (kihon waza, jiu waza and randori) and weapons practice (suburi, weapons takeaways and throws, the basic kumitachi and kumijo). There will also be sessions on more advanced topics taken from henka and kaeshi waza, multiple person attacks, the jo/bo patrol kata, advanced sword work, as well as on the teaching of Aikido for instructors.
A number of sessions will consist of parallel classes in seperate rooms. Once themes for these classes (to be announced in early November), students will be able to make a choice, based on their individual needs.
Attendance at this camp for three or more full days will qualify ASU students for their camp-attendance requirement for dan ranking.
Testing for Dan ranks will take place on the last day of Camp. Please inform us if you are preparing to test.
Registration is open: get the best pre-registration rates! Please go to http://aikidointensive.com