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Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai International Demonstration 2017

Our 10th International Demonstration will be held as follows: Date: June 10th, 2017, 12:30PM – 15:00PM Place: Public Hall Kasama City Tomobe. Admission: Free Tel: 0299-45-2224 Web: www.iwamaaikido.com Thank you so much for supporting and cooperating with Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai.

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SAITO SENSEI IN DENMARK – 2017

It was with great pleasure that Shin Shin Aikido Copenhagen hosted an international seminar with Hitohira Saito Sensei in April 2017. The seminar took place at a former Japanese folk high school in the countryside outside of Copenhagen. Twelve (12) different countries were represented and made up a great big group of uchi-deshi training, eating and drinking together. Sensei explained many important points, especially regarding irimi-nage and ken-tai-jo and 3 people successfully passed their shodan and sandan test. Next time Sensei is in Europe will be the 10th of November in Paris, France. Sensei also reminded us that Waka Sensei will come to Stuttgart, Germany, 23-24 of September. We wish [...]

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Saito Sensei in Indonesia – 2017

2017 Hitohira Saito Sensei Indonesia Third Koshukai Saito Sensei’s Third Indonesia Koshukai was held on March 25th – 26th, 2017. The Koshukai took place in Alam Sutera Sport Center, Serpong – Tangerang. The exciting event was attended by 80 Aikidokas from various countries, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Canada. Tireless Kiai and spirit were burning during the 2-days event! Saito Sensei started the 1st day koshukai with bukiwaza, in which sensei gave detailed explanation on the importance of basic ken gamae and ken no suburi. Furthermore, Saito sensei also cover step-by-step ken no awase and its connection with kumitachi. Fundamental techniques such as tai no henko, [...]

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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN SLOVAKIA AT KURILLA BUDOKAN 2017

On the 3rd of March 2017 Mr. Saito Hitohira Kaicho, opened the demonstrations of Private Security High School in Bratislava. The Demonstrations were attended by his Excellency, the Japanese ambassador in Slovak Republic, Mr. Jun Shimmi, General JUDr. Tibor Gaplovksy, Col. Ing. Miroslav Ištván (Guard of Honour Commander of the Slovak president), Col. JUDr. Vladimír Vyskoč – National Antidrug Unit) and many other prominent guests. His Excellency and Saito Sensei were given Private School Plaque of Thankfulness. Currently, there are about 250 students in 10 classes. Demonstrations were made by each class separately, which were judged by his Excellency Jun Shimmi a Saito Hitohira Kaicho. The two best classes were [...]

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Sensei’s 60th Birthday anniversary

On the 11th of February 2017, there was a big party in Iwama, to celebrate Hitohira Saito Jukucho’s 60th anniversary. In the morning, many of Sensei’s students and family members got together in the Tanrenkan to spend some time with Sensei and take personal and group pictures with him. Dressed in formal kimono, both Sensei and Okusan looked very dashing and distinguished. Everybody wanted to take pictures with Sensei and with the couple. Pictures were taken with Sensei’s extensive family, children and grandchildren. Then a group picture was taken with all the guests and students. After this, all the group walked to Yoshi, a fabulous restaurant near the Tanrenkan, owned [...]