Jan 4-6 & 11-13, 2019: Kobayashi Ryu Aikido in Los Angeles, CA From: Kim T posted on 26. Dec 2018, 05:23pm URL: http://https://www.facebook.com/LAAikikai/
Los Angeles Aiki Kai invites you to an opportunity to experience Kobayashi Ryu Aikido as we host a training with Franck Palazzolo Kyoshi of France for the first two weekends in January (Fri-Sun Jan 4-6 & 11-13). LAAK is the home of KAKKHR in the USA, bringing opportunities to learn the teachings of Hirokazu Kobayashi Hanshi and André Cognard Hanshi. Please contact (email@example.com) to inquire or for more information. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2019: Aikido Delaware Aikikai & Kiyo Mizu Kai 2019 Kagami Biraki From: Birte Feld posted on 17. Dec 2018, 08:46pm URL: http://aikidoda.org/dojo_2019.html
Aikido Delaware Aikikai and Kiyo Mizu Kai cordially invite you to join in our annual New Year’s event; our Kagami Biraki and Shinnenkai Celebration! Experience this traditional Japanese “Unveiling of the Mirror” ceremony as a rededication of ourselves to become true to the spirit of Aikido in the New Year. Everyone is welcome to participate in making Mochi (traditional Japanese rice cakes), followed by the Kagami Biraki Ceremony, which is led by WAAI Founder, Chairman, and Chief Instructor Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan. Then enjoy the ‘Skinship’ with an Aikido class, observe various Budo demonstrations with children and adults, and partake in brief refreshments at our Dojo.
Adults: $25, Aikido Kids: free. All are welcome!
Where: Aikido Delaware Aikikai, WAAI Headquarters, 667 Dawson Drive, Ste. A, Newark, DE 19713
When: Saturday, January 19th 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
For more information visit www.AikidoDA.org or call 302-369-AIKI (2454).
Kupuna Aikido Hawaii: “Practicing a Fall to Prevent Injury” From: Jun Akiyama posted on 24. Nov 2018, 01:27pm URL: http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/kupuna-life/practicing-a-fall-to-prevent-injury/1580030785?fbclid=IwAR359MTME8b466-jhp4Md2g
Here is a news segment titled “Practicing a Fall to Prevent Injury” about Kupuna Aikido in Hawaii which offers classes to teach people how to fall safely.
From the article: “Every year, millions of people 65 and older fall, according to the CDC, and three-million of them go to the emergency room. You probably wouldn’t think that martial arts could be the answer, because while you can’t plan for a fall, you can practice for it. Kupuna are falling left and right in this class by the non-profit Kupuna Aikido Hawai’i.”
Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Venice, Italy (December 1-2 2018) From: Andrea Debiasi posted on 24. Nov 2018, 01:27pm URL: http://www.aactg.it/component/content/article/11-aactg/annunci/534-stage-a-venezia-di-cognard-hanshi
“Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu” (KAKKHR) and “Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese” (AACTG) cordially invite you to the Aikido Seminar that André Cognard Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) will conduct in Venice, Italy, on December 1-2 2018.
All levels and affiliations are welcome.
Check out the details and download the flyer (available in Italian, English, and French) in the dedicated webpage
Fall Friendship Seminar – 11/10 – 11/2018 From: Jason Mallia posted on 25. Oct 2018, 12:27pm URL: http://www.aikidocenters.com
Please join Hans Goto 7th Dan, Greg O’Connor 7th Dan and Tom Collings 6th Dan for the Fall Friendship Seminar. November 10 at Aikido Centers of New Jersey 38 Station Rd, Sparta, NJ 917-853-4325 AM:10-Noon and PM:2-4 (Mat Fee $80). On November 11 Hans Goto will be at Integrated Peace Arts 305 Central Ave. Suite 2, White Plains, NY 914-648-0492 9 AM – Noon (Mat Fee $50).
Toshiharu Sawada 7dan in San Jose, CA Oct 27-28, 2018 From: Eric Norige posted on 25. Oct 2018, 12:27pm URL: http://www.kimoridojo.com/events/
Kimori Dojo SVB is pleased to invite the larger California Aikido community to join us training with Toshiharu Sawada at DeAnza College, San Jose, CA on Oct 27-28. Sawada Toshiharu shihan, 7th dan, began his Aikido training in 1965 after entering university. He trained under the guidance of Kazuo Chiba shihan, Norihiko Ichihashi shihan and Norihiko Watanabe shihan. Aikido Kimori Dojo was established on the 20th of January 2002 in Nagoya, Japan. Sawada shihan deeply draws from weapons training to improve body arts, so bring jo and bokken. All affiliations and levels welcome. Full seminar is $125, one day registration is $75. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to kimoridojo.com/events for more information.
This is often easier said then done, and if you have ever watched the documentary on Rickson Gracie (above) you may feel overwhelmed about trying some of his pre-competition calming techniques. His breathing methods, mental preparation, submerging himself into ice-cold rivers, these are all things of a legend! Most of us competing in BJJ are doing it for a hobby, to stay in shape, to get out and compete, and very few have the luxury to compete professionally. One thing that is consistent across the board is that you need to prepare for your tournament, and you are going to be nervous. Everyone gets nervous before a match, everyone gets the jitters, and most people don’t know enough about the mental game to keep themselves in the fight. There are plenty of breathing strategies and mental preparations that can help a fighter, but there are also supplements that can be taken to calm nerves. Anything from natural herbs, to prescription medicine, guys around the world are calming their nerves with supplements before tournaments. This is true for BJJ, Taekwondo, Karate, MMA, boxing, and any other combat sport that require mental and physical commitment. Prior to a match I had earlier this year, I was researching some natural ways to overcome the pre-fight jitters and came across full spectrum hemp oils. I’ll admit, when I learned it was from a cannabis plant I was a little turned off as I have never been a fan of marijuana. After doing some more research though, I found that there were extracts available online that were free of the chemical that gets you stoned (THC). About a week leading up to the fight I began to take the supplement to relax my mind, body, and spirit. It was interesting, I couldn’t notice anything at first, and then I doubled the recommended dose. While this may not be necessary for everyone, my body happens to be a machine that burns through everything I pump into it, including caffeine and other supplements. This was one of the reasons why I thought about doubling the dose. After I found this to give me a sense of relaxation, I continued using it before training for about a week. It really did help with all my pre-fight training but I wasn’t sold on taking it yet for an actual match. My adrenaline and overall mental state are way different on fight day and I wasn’t sure how being relaxed would affect my performance. I definitely didn’t want to take too much edge off, I need some of that for the fight. Training just isn’t real enough to gauge it’s effectiveness for a match. I am continuing to use it and trying to put myself in situations that would cause anxiety in a match, or before a match, and see if that really helps. If I don’t lose my edge and the feeling is consistent weak after week then I may try CBD oils before my next BJJ match to attempt to eliminate the pre-fight jitters.
Oct 12-14, 2018: George Ledyard Sensei in Oberlin, OH From: Andrzej Siwkiewicz posted on 15. Sep 2018, 11:31am URL: http://clevelandaikido.com/seminars/
Oberlin Aikikai invites all to join us for the annual Fall Aikido Seminar in Oberlin with George Ledyard Sensei.
This special gasshuku will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016:
Friday, October 12, evening class at 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, morning class at 10 – 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, morning class at 10 – 12 p.m.
The full seminar cost is $110, or $30 per class.
All affiliations are welcomed.
Preregistration is recommended and housing available in hotels nearby.
For more information visit: http://clevelandaikido.com/events/, email: email@example.com or call 216-392 2274.
See you on the mat,
Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor