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Saito Sensei in the USA – 2016

In keeping with the long tradition of Iwama Aikido in Sonoma County, Dennis Tatoian and Takemusu Aikido of Sonoma (TAOS dojo group) were proud to host Hitohira Saito Soke for another great seminar in late October marking the third annual International Seminar for Aikidoka of all ages and skill levels from around the globe and United States. Keiko this year focused on Bukiwaza and emphasized the importance of serious practice and the fundamental basics of the Aikiken and Aikijo curriculum of O’Sensei’s weapons practice that was codified into a uniform system of training by the great Morihiro Saito Shihan. Sensei was quite gracious in his demeanor and spirits were high [...]

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Sensei at Modena International Seminar – 2016

On the 21st of September, Sensei arrived Wednesday evening, at 10:10 pm at Bologna Airport. Waiting for Him there were 3 persons: Fabio Luppi, the host, Alice, his daughter and Alessandro Tittarelli. In one hour and half we got to Serramazzoni (MO), a nice Town, 800 meters height in the Apennines Modenese. We checked in at “Scuola Alberghiera e di Ristorazione di Serramazzoni”(http://www.srsr.it ), school famous throughout Italy for the excellent training of personnel Hospitality: Food and first class service. 22 September 2016: Thursday morning, Fabio Luppi, Sensei and Alessandro Tittarelli, visited a big shopping center of Modena, the Grand Emilia (http://www.grandemilia.it/ita/negozi/) where Sensei was able to see and even [...]

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Jukucho schedule for 2017

Hello everybody, Here is the Sensei’s schedule for next year. Please remember that this schedule might change without prior notice. We wait for you in Iwama and in international seminars. Until 5th January, approximately – New year holyday 2017 Schedule January 15 – Kagamibiraki February 30-8 – Philippines gasshuku February 11 – Sensei`s 60th anniversary party March 3-5 – Slovakia seminar March 24-26 – Indonesia seminar April 8-9 – Oosaka seminar April 21-23 – Denmark seminar June 10 – Iwama enbukai (international demonstration) June 23-25 – Panama seminar September 23-24 – Germany Waka Sensei October 13-15 - California seminar November 10-12 – Paris seminar November 18-19 – Sensei will be absent [...]

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Mitsuyoshi Saito sensei in Paris – 2016

We were 70 on the tatami for Saito Mitsuyoshi Sensei’s first european seminar. It was with honor that we received that young professor that managed to impress and captivate all practitioners. His technical precision and indications will stay in our mind for long! Tenchi dojo is very happy to have been able to organise this seminar and we would like to thank Mitsuyoshi Sensei not only for his teachings but also for his good mood in or out of the tatami. We would also like to thank deeply all the practitioners that came to this wonderful seminar, all the organizing team and of course, our dear professors!

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MITSUYOSHI SAITO SENSEI IN URUGUAY – 2016

It was a great honor for all Iwama Shin Shin Uruguayan deshi having received Mitsuyoshi Saito Sensei in Uruguay. Mitsuyoshi Sensei arrived in Montevideo International Airport on April 4th 2016, escorted by Mario Silva and José. On this day we went to visit the Ciudad Vieja, the most traditional Montevideo City district, and the Mercado del Puerto, we had a lunch at the “El Palenque” we took a delicious barbecue “Asado, Ojo de Bife y chorizo” and also octopus, “pimientos de Padrón” and Spanish Tortilla with local white and red wine for the lunch. At night we had Dinner on a Brewery accompanied by Alberto Villarroel (Dominican Republic Dai Senpai) [...]