Careful instruction and personal guidance on techniques specific to each rank. This seminar, taught by Bruce Bookman Kaicho, is appropriate for student preparing for an up-coming test as well as those wishing to familiarize themselves with techniques required for future promotions.
Saturday October 7th
2017 Adult test dates:
Test fee: $35
September 29, 30, October 1st. Tom Collings is a long-time friend and practice partner of Bruce Bookman Kaicho. He has been deeply influenced by Chiba Sensei as well as the Iwama branch of Hombu dojo. Tom has practical experience using Aikido on the streets of New York City during his years in law enforcement, bringing a sense of calm into chaotic, physical encounters. In addition to classical Aikido techniques, Collings sensei will introduce his series of moving meditation exercises.
$150. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All ranks and affiliations welcome.
Saturday 7-8:30am (in the Park)
12:30pm-1:45pm ; 3-4:15 (dojo); Saint Andrews right after last class or later at someone’s house
Sunday 9-11am 12:15-2pm
This one-day course trains women in the necessary skills to deal with aggressive individuals, especially when in unfamiliar or uncomfortable locations. This includes traveling abroad or late at night in a parking garage/the street or on the college campus. Women will be given a dialog to use in the typical pre-attack phases of potential physical violence. Often this dialog and postural training will be enough to cause would-be attackers to go the other way. Women will be given extensive drills in simple but effective self-defense, including practicing their skills against a padded, male instructor in mock encounters while being coached by a women instructor. This course assumes that you have no previous training and it will be adjusted to the participant’s fitness level. Women get experience in finding their voice and grounding themselves in their core strength. This course offers life skills that will help women stand their ground in difficult situation at work, in relationships and wherever it’s necessary.
Women’s self-defense and Empowerment is a life changing experience even if you never have to use the physical self-defense skills.
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The Aikido Advanced Intensive offers a weekend of in-depth training with Kaicho, Bruce Bookman. Participants will get individualized guidance and help with getting to the next stage of their training. Bookman Sensei will spend time working, one-on-one with each student. Bokken and jo, freestyle and themes that connect basics to advanced techniques will be taught. Months of progress can be accomplished during this weekend. The Intensive is a great way to prepare for your next test and to re-set your aikido practice for the year to come!
$185 for the whole weekend. Partial weeks available by contacting the dojo. (206)-525-4032. firstname.lastname@example.org
January 26, 27, 28, 2018