Jean-Denis Roch is the teacher in charge at Dieulefit Aikido. I already visited the dojo twice these last two years and I very pleased to be given again the chance to meet Dieulefit Aikidoka. Classes will be mainly dedicated to taijutsu (empty handed) and boken.
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.
This is happening Friday April 26. This is the first volume of a series of special sessions dedicated to weapon practice. Bring a boken and a jo and possibly a tanto. We will go on with these sessions on a regular basis, hopefully once a month.
Hello everyone, I understand that it’s a bit far, but it’s such a pretty city and the people are so nice… If you notice something wrong on that poster, let me know, I’ll buy you a beer!
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/.