AIKIDO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA PRESENTS KANGEIKO CAMP
February 17 – 20, 2015
Zazen: 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Aikido: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Weapons: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Aikido: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
$300 Camp and Seminar
1016 W. Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL, 60657
The Aikido Association of America is proud to announce the Kangeiko Winter Training Aikido Camp hosted by Tenshinkan Dojo in Chicago, IL, February 17 to February 20, 2015. The training is open to students of any martial art or rank, and from any organization or dojo. Aikido instruction will be provided by Rick Gendo Testa Sensei and Tatsuo Toyoda Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Aikido Association of America.
Rick Gendo Testa Sensei is the Chief Instructor (Dojo Cho) of Shoshinkan Dojo holding the rank of Sandan ( third degree black belt). Mr. Testa began his study of Aikido at Rhode Island Aikido (Shoshinkan Dojo) in 1998 under the tutelage of Frank Gallo Sensei (Godan Aikido Association of America National test committee member and Eastern Region Director & former Dojo cho of Shoshinkan). In 2008 Testa Sensei founded Providence Youthworks a non profit corporation to provide Aikido training to at risk youth in the City of Providence. Working closely with the Providence Afterschool Alliance he began sponsoring youth into an apprenticeship program to create a Youth Instructor program. In 2014, Testa Sensei became a monk under Genjo Osho of Dai Bai Zan Cho Zen Ji of Seattle Washington. In 2015 he was accepted as an ‘unsui’ or ordained cloud and water person.
Tatsuo Toyoda, the current President and son of Aikido Association of America founder Fumio Toyoda Shihan, has been studying Aikido since the age of three. After graduating with a degree in Biology from the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, Mr. Toyoda has been uchideshi under Y. Kobayashi Shihan in Tokorozawa, Japan. Mr. Toyoda is the dojo cho of Tenshinkan Dojo in Chicago, Illinois and has taught extensively throughout the United States and world.
Attending 8 hours fulfills the examination requirement for attending an AAA Camp.