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Queens Birthday Long Weekend Seminar

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 Birthday Long Weekend

Saturday the 8th, Sunday the 9th and Monday the 10th of June, 2013
At Seikatsu Aikido

Download the flyer to register

Field Sensei (1947-) studied Aikido under Morihiro Saito Sensei Soke, while living in Japan at the Iwama Dojo 1979 – 1982, April 1987, April 1994, April/May 1995, July 1996 & March 1999. He teaches techniques, both open handed and weapons, as he was taught by Morihiro Saito Sensei (Morihei Ueshiba Osensei’s technical heir). Iwama Ryu Aikido is the Aikido that was perfected by Osensei in Iwama from 1945 to 1960. Before 1945 there was no Aikido – Osensei aspired to establish a Budo (martial way) that he would name Aikido. Those Aikidos that have sprung from teachers that did not do extensive training under Osensei at his Iwama Dojo during this period are not doing the Founder’s Aikido. Therefore Saito Sensei whom trained much more than any other with Osensei during those years (and his teaching deshi) use the name Iwama Ryu Aikido or Aikido Takemusu to separate Osensei’s Aikido from others using the name Aikido.

Field Sensei has been issuing Iwama Ryu Aikido Dan Ranks exclusively in Australia since 1994 when Saito Sensei gave him the sole authority to do so. In the year 2000, during his last seminar in Australia, Saito Soke honoured Michael Field by making him his sole representative for Iwama Ryu Aikido in Australia.


8 classes with Field Soke AU$150 (concession $100)
These fees do not include lunches or the party.

To register download the flier and forward payment and indemnity form to Michael Field Sensei.

Registration closes on Thursday the 6th of June 2013

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  • 9.45-12.00 Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt)
    Tests, assessment and presentation of Certificates
  • Lunch: Participants are to bring their own lunch, no food will be provided.
  • 1.30 – 2.30 class 1
  • 2.45 – 3.45 class 2


  • 10.00  Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)
    Tests, assessment & presentation of Certificates
  • Lunch: Participants are to bring their own lunch, no food will be provided.
  • 1.30 – 2.30 class 3
  • 2.45 – 3.45 class 4
  • 6.30 Aiki Friendship Party. Not included in Seminar registration Fee.


  • 9.00 – 10.00 class 5
  • 10.15 – 11.15 class 6
  • 11.30 – 12.30 class 7
  • Lunch: Participants are to bring their own lunch, no food will be provided.
  • 1.30 – 2.30 class 8



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