June 5th to 28th ’19 – Residence at California North County Aikikai (Solana Beach, CA, USA)

I shall be a resident of the North County Aikikai Dojo for 3 weeks starting on June 6th. June 8th will be a special day with Aikido and weapon classes all day long followed by a barbecue party at the beach-house of the Brinsley family in the St Malo compound of Oceanside. Information will soon … Continue reading June 5th to 28th ’19 – Residence at California North County Aikikai (Solana Beach, CA, USA)

May 18 and 19 ’19 – Week-end seminar in Saint-Martin-de-Valgalges, Gard department.

The dojo, “Aikikai en Cévennes”, is listed in the Fédération Française d’Aikido et de Budo (Aikido and Budo French Federation) or FFAB whose technical director was Tamura Nobuyoshi Shihan. Kevin Bechir, 4th dan Aikikai so Hombu is the dojo-cho of “Aikikai en Cévennes”. He is a young, enthusiastic aikidoka who deserves all the support he … Continue reading May 18 and 19 ’19 – Week-end seminar in Saint-Martin-de-Valgalges, Gard department.

April Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th ’19 – Toulouse, Dojo de la Roseraie

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