Entries by aikidoaaa

Grand Open of Aikido Isabela Dojo, Puerto Rico

The Aikido Association International (AAI) is proud to announce a new affiliate dojo in Isabela, Puerto Rico.  The new dojo will feature instruction by Claudio Neves Sensei. This January of 2015, a grand opening workshop was held at the dojo.  The aikido instruction was lead by Claudio Neves Sensei and Bolivar Ramirez Sensei, AAI Teaching Committee member and […]

Aikido Friendship Seminar with Greg Noble Sensei & Tatsuo Toyoda Sensei in Brooklyn, on NY November 7-9, 2014

Jikishinkan Dojo will host a friendship seminar between the Zenshinkai Aikido Association and the Aikido Association of America this November 7-9, 2014. About Greg Noble Sensei: Greg Noble Sensei began his martial arts training at the early age of fifteen years. He is ranked Godan (5th degree black belt) Aikikai. The former chairman for both […]

“My Experience” by Adam Edge

Adam Edge is 1st kyu aikidoka from England and spent 5 weeks visiting Tenshinkan dojo in Chicago, IL as a kenshusei student.  He was asked to write a brief summary about his experience. “I have found living here as a student a pleasant and enjoyable experience. It is a different way of training to usual but […]

Fundraising Seminar at Two Circles Aikido

There will be a fundraising seminar at Two Circles Aikido on the 13th of September.  Phil Smith Sensei from Renshinkan Dojo in Birmingham, UK, will be a guest instructor. The seminar is a charity event in aid of John Edge Sensei’s (Two Circles Aikido dojocho) granddaughter Ellie Newitt, who is currently battling leukemia. If you would like to make a […]

Levels of Instruction by James Nakayama Sensei

Levels of Instruction: 1) Traditional, and most common, is to just demonstrate a technique. This type of teaching has few restrictions that makes it possible for the student to explore the technique and adjust it to their individual nature, freeing them from formalized movement. The drawback is, without proper feedback, it’s difficult to recognize movement […]