I hope that you all had a great Christmas and new year. Aikido training resumes on Monday 5 January 2015 with advanced class at 5:45pm with the Advanced class, followed by open handed at 7pm. Children’s aikido classes start in the first week of term, on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at 5pm. I am looking […]
It’s that time of year again; where some good calming breathing comes in handy as the world goes slightly mad before Christmas. This is one of the benefits of training Aikido. Gaining the ability to centre and calm yourself while those around you are getting all worked up. Important Dates for Aikido Maai The dojo will […]
Parents are reminded that Children’s Aikido classes run through the school holidays between Term 3 and Term 4. Class times remain at 5pm – 6pm Wednesdays at Syndal South Primary School, My Waverley. There will be some works taking place on the school hall over the holidays. These works will mean that the toilets will […]
Seikatsu Aikido & Grampians Aikido present Iwama Ryu Aikido as taught directly to Michael Field Sensei by O Sensei’s technical heir Morihiro Saito Sensei. Michael Field Soke is the highest ranked, non Japanese deshi, to commence his Aikido career in Iwama Japan under Saito Sensei Spring Seminar Hosted by Seikatsu Aikido at: 136 Sussex St, Pascoe […]
Filming for the website We are producing some short videos for the dojo website to help people better understand the benefits of training Aikido. It would be GREAT to have as many people on the mat for the classes that we are filming as possible. So I would like to invite anyone who has not […]
There’s a nice progression in this video of Saito Sensei demonstrating attacks with two hands held from the rear (ushiro ryote dori).
Happy New year to all Aikido students, your friends and family. Thank you so much for the support you have shown to the dojo over the last year. We are looking forward to another great year in 2014 and look forward to getting back on the mat with you in a couple of weeks. Training […]
Gradings Dan (black belt) gradings are being held at Seikatsu Aikido on Saturday 14 December. Full details on the Iwama Ryu Aikido Australia dan gradings event page. Aikido Maai kyu gradings will be held on Wednesday 18 December during normal class time of 7-8:30pm. The syllabus for kyu level gradings is available on the grading […]
1st Kyu Locking and pinning To be performed from both standing and kneeling (tachi waza and suwari waza) Rockyo omote & ura waza (Pin #6) from the following attacks Shomen uchi Tsuki Katate dori Throws Kubi Nage from the following attacks: Shomen uchi Yokomen uchi Tsuki Shomen uchi irimi nage Mune dori kote gaeshi Tsuki kokyu nage […]
Iwama Ryu Aikido as taught directly to Michael Field Sensei by O Sensei’s technical heir Morihiro Saito Sensei. Michael Field, 5th Dan (1998) is the highest ranked, non Japanese deshi, to commence his Aikido career in Iwama Japan under Saito Sensei. Reserve your place by paying to attend Download the Indemnity form, fill in and […]
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Michael Field Sensei, Iwama Ryu Aikido Australia Soke will preside over three Sandan (on the Saturday morning) ad two Shodan Gradings (on the Sunday morning). This is your opportunity to: Support and learn from those students doing their black belt tests and to train with teachers, senior and junior students from all participating Dojos. Queen’s […]
Public Holiday Monday 11 March 2013 A quick reminder that Monday 11 March 2013 is a public holiday, so there will be no training. New payment options: Bundles of 12 classes We have updated the eCommerce options for aikido classes, you can now buy a bundle of 12 classes. These bundles may be useful for […]
A great photo of Saito Sensei from 2000. The caption reads “I consider it my duty to correctly transmit O-Sensei’s teachings as I was taught in Iwama.” The photo is from Saito Sensei’s last visit to USE in 2000. He was observing students in a weapons class that he was teaching at the time. Photo by […]