Vancouver Aikikai: Renfrew Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC

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Vancouver Aikikai Seminar with Jobe Groot Sensei, 6th Dan

Vancouver Aikikai is pleased to invite you to a seminar with Jobe Groot Sensei, 6th Dan, Shidoin. The seminar will take place at the Renfrew dojo on May 31, 2014.

Jobe Groot, 6th dan, Shidoin, is Chief Instructor of Mountain Coast Aikikai in Vancouver, BC andhas been training in Aikido for more than 35 years.  He received intensive training, primarily under the direction of I. Ishiyama Shihan, Y. Kawahara Shihan and T.K. Chiba Shihan (a direct disciple of Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba) and has also trained for concentrated periods with other prominent Aikido Shihan, including: Y. Yamada, I. Shibata and T. Miyamoto.

Groot Sensei holds the rank of Rokudan (6th degree black belt) in Aikido and the teaching certification of Shidoin – awarded by T.K. Chiba, Shihan and recognized by Aikikai Hombu Dojo and Birankai International-North America.  He is the Chief Instructor of Mountain Coast Aikikai and has been actively instructing students in Aikido tai-jutsu (body arts), Iai-Batto-ho, Zazen (Zen Meditation) and mind-body fitness, since the dojo opened in 1991.

Mr. Groot is an Associate Member of the Senior Council of Birankai North America and a member of both the Examination Committee and Teachers’ Council of Birankai North America.

In addition to his ongoing training in Aikido, Iai-Batto-ho, Zazen and Yoga, Mr. Groot has supplemented his study with concentrated training in a number of other martial arts and body-mind disciplines, including: Ju-jutsu, Iai-jutsu, Iaido, Kenjutsu, Taijiquan, Qigong and various mindfulness practices.

Groot Sensei travels periodically to train and instruct at Aikido seminars and training intensives in Canada, the United States, Europe and South-East Asia.

Seminar details are as follows:

Date

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Location

Renfrew Dojo, Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5M 2Y3

Class schedule

Registration: 10:30 AM

Class 1 (11:00 – Noon):

Class 2 (12:15 – 1:15):

Class 3 (1:30 – 2:30):

Fees

Seminar: $30.00

Single class: $12.00

Seminar contacts

Ryan Cho (ryanacho[at]gmail.com), David Alexander (david[at]3sigma.ca)


Tony Hind Sensei Seminar Follow-up

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Tony Hind Sensei Seminar in January 2014.  We hope to see you again!

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Vancouver Aikikai – Seminar with Tony Hind Sensei

Vancouver Aikikai is pleased to invite you to a seminar with Tony Hind Sensei, 6th Dan. The seminar will take place at the Renfrew dojo on January 25, 2014.

Tony Hind Sensei is one of only 5 non-Japanese Aikido practitioners who have ever lived at the Aikikai Foundation’s world headquarters (Hombu Dojo) and was the last foreigner and the only Canadian to reside there. He appeared 3 times at The All Japan Demonstration at the Nippon Budukon taking ukemi for senior Hombu Shihan, was uke for the Founder’s son, Kisshomaru Doshu, at demonstrations both in and out of the world headquarters, and has travelled abroad with the current Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba.

Full biography of Tony Hind Sensei can be found at: http://gastown.aikikai.ca/Gastown_Aikikai/Instructor.html

 

Seminar details are as follows:

Date

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Location

Renfrew Dojo, Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Avenue Vancouver, BC, V5M 2Y3

Class schedule

Registration: 10:15 AM

Class 1 (11:00 – Noon):   Ukemi – A technical approach

Class 2 (12:15 – 1:15):     Ashi Sabaki (footwork) and Te Sabaki (handwork) fundamentals

Class 3 (1:30 – 2:30):       Tanto Dori – Ushiro attacks

 

Saturday Evening Event

TBA

Fees

Seminar: $30.00

Single class: $12.00

Seminar contact

David Alexander (david[at]3sigma.ca)

 

We hope to see you there!

Regards,

Zoran Krunic

Chief Instructor

Vancouver Aikikai


Paul Martin Memorial Seminar Sunday November 3, 2013

Zoran Krunic sensei and the members of Vancouver Aikikai would like to invite you to join us for a special practice in remembrance of Paul Martin, who passed away in August of 2012, on Sunday November 3, 2013. Our guest instructor will be Mike Smorhay sensei of Simon Fraser Aikikai. No fees will be charged but a small voluntary contribution to help offset our costs would be appreciated. There will be a kyu grade testing.  The class schedule is as follows:

1:30 — 2:20 Jim Salkeld sensei
2:30 — 3:20 Mike Smorhay sensei
3:30 — 4:20 Zoran Krunic sensei (weapons)
4:30 — kyu testing

Light refreshments will be served following testing.


Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. ~Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
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