Thursday, January 21, 2010

Seattle School of Aikido Seminar - March 19-20, 2010

Sponsored by the Seattle School of Aikido, Icho Ryu Aikibudo and Shinto Ryu Iai Battojutsu.


Andy Dale
Chief Instructor Xin Qi Shen Dojo

Allan Kaplan
Seattle School of Aikido

Robby Pellett
Seattle School of Aikido
Yoseikan Budo

Mike Sato
Nihon Goshin Aikido
Icho Ryu Seattle

Neil Yamamoto
Chief Instructor Icho Ryu Aikibudo

Just another seminar? Definitely not, and if you can make the time, this would be a gem to add to your 2010 seminar schedule. These instructors aren't on the seminar circuit, but all are long time students and teachers of their various arts. Their teachers list includes names like Tohei, Mochizuki, Dobson, Lau and Tchoung. You have a mix of aikido styles, including Yoseikan, Nihon Goshin, Ki Society and Aikikai . For more variety, you have iai battojutsu, taiji and aikibudo. Do some research on these instructors because they tend to fly below the radar. To get them together at the same time will be a special time for all.

The cost is only $75 for Friday and Saturday, and you'll be supporting a good cause. As Seattle's oldest aikido dojo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, she needs a little work. We're replacing the worn out canvas mat with tatami mats - they're a little safer to train on and are much easier to keep clean for health reasons. Toss in a little paint and some serious sweat equity and this place will look pretty sharp in a few months.

Of course, if you just want to donate, it would be much appreciated. But we'd rather have you come train with us and have a good time.

More info as it becomes available at