Another first. Actually, this dojo was opened recently by Kevin Béchir, 4th dan and Sandra Malenfant, the organization’s chairwoman. Kevin has a passion for Aikido and is fully involved in his Aikido training and study. He is devoted to the promotion of his favorite martial art in the Cévennes area.
The mini-seminars series goes on with a new training session of 180 minutes of aikido and kenjutsu at the Cercle Tissier in Vincennes, near Paris. The Aikido fan club ‘Dozo Aikido’ has put a record of our last session on line. Check it out at https://youtu.be/zpTvSSYhpoI
This will be my first visit to the Dojo de la Roseraie in the city of Toulouse, a dojo established by Frank Noël and nowadays under the technical direction of Gaston Nicolessi. Frank is an “old” friend whom I first met on my arrival in Japan, many years ago. He has followed a captivating path … Continue reading April Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th ’19 – Toulouse, Dojo de la Roseraie
In February 2019 I shall visit again California, the city of Burbank near Los Angeles to be more specific, to teach a seminar in the Aikido Daiwa dojo presided by John Brinsley Sensei, 6th dan. This dojo was founded in 1979 by Jack Arnold Sensei, a multitalented man with a brilliant music career that includes … Continue reading February 22th to 24th ’19 – Aikido Daiwa (Burbank, CA, USA)
Mini-seminars series To your notebooks for our next appointment (don't forget to bring a boken). Feel free to let it be known to those around you.
Brooklyn Aikikai is the perfect dojo. Its chief instructor, Robert Savoca, 6th dan, and his assistant, Kate Savoca, 4th dan, have done an outstanding work. Each week, the dojo offers 21 classes of Aikido and weapons as well as a Iaido study and Zazen and Misogi sessions. Kate Savoca Sensei is also in charge of a children … Continue reading December 8th and 9th – Brooklyn Aikikai (Brooklyn, NY)
Like every year, I shall teach a 3 days seminar in the dojo of my dear friends Joshua Layton and Marylène Gélinas. We shall practice Aikido, weapons and Iaido (Omori-Ryu and Shin Munen Ryu). For more details, see the poster attached or go to http://www.monteregieaikikai.com/.
Sunday at Vincennes On Sunday December 23rd 2018, April 21st 2019 and June 2nd 2019 I shall conduct a class from 2:00pm to 4:30pm at the Cercle Tissier, 108 rue de Fontenay, Vincennes. For more details, see calendar wtih the poster attached. Montérégie Aikikai, Longueil, Canada. From November 30th 2018 to December 2nd 2019: Like … Continue reading Seminar incoming
Classes at Green River Aikikai are conducted by David Stier Shihan and Kathy Stier Shidoin both members of the Birankai group founded by Chiba Kazuo Shihan. We have been knowing each other for a long time and, besides Aikido, we also share various interests in the pictorial and music arts. Infos : http://greenriveraikido.org/ [more detail]
The Aikido Clermontois dojo is under the guidance of Christian Pogorely, 4th dan. This will be my second visit to this dojo and I am very happy to work again with Christian’s students and team. Info: Didier Boyet (06 3188 5183) / Christian Pogorely (06 6220 3449) https://www.aikido-clermont-ferrand.com/ [more detail]