Howard Popkin @ Genryukan Dojo, 24th & 25th May 2014

Aiki Connections – Daito Ryu with Sensei Howard Popkin 

Please note this course is now SOLD OUT. We are operating a wait list should there be cancellations or places added, so email if you would like to be included.

Date of Course : Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May 2014

Howard Popkin Sensei

We are very pleased to be hosting Howard Popkin Sensei from the USA, a long time student under Okamoto Seigo, founder of Roppokai Daitō-ryū and a student of Horikawa Kodo Sensei (longest serving student of Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu founder Takeda Sōkaku).  This is Popkin Sensei’s first seminar to be held within the UK.

Howard is a teacher of rare quality, profound, light-touch kuzushi, extensive technical knowledge and fine humour. His lessons and technical insights into the practice of aiki are true treasures for any serious student of aikido, judo and many other arts.

The course fee is £100 and it will be a very full weekend – to register or for more information please email Phil Eyers

Course content
Overview of Daitō-ryū jūjutsu, Aiki-jūjutsu, and Aiki-no-jutsu
Relationship of Daitō-ryū techniques to Aikido techniques
Methods of analyzing techniques for improved efficacy
Methods for improving overall softness in techniques

Location will be at Genryukan Dojo, Clarendon & Westbury Community Centre, Belgrave Road, Dover, Kent CT17 9RA. – Easy access by car via the M20, Via train to Dover Priory Station. The Dojo is within walking distance (less than 10 mins from station).

We can provide accommodation for you, just get in touch.

Payments via paypal in advance, just contact Phil Eyers via email at phil@genryukan.co.uk or on 07445 453182

We are limiting the event to only 25 participants.

Please wear white dogi without hakama.

Buy your advance ticket now or put down your deposit via paypal to secure your place.


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Robert Mustard & Toby Threadgill Seminar

Our great friends Meikyokai Aikido are once again holding this prestigious open seminar with Toby Threadgill and Robert Mustard in 2013.   2012’s event was absolutely fantastic, quite simply one of the best seminars I have ever been to,  and I will not miss it this year.

The idea of two budo masters from entirely different martial arts, teaching together on the mat seems like it might not work. On the contrary, the chemistry and common ground found throughout worked incredibly well and I think most participants felt the event was even more special because of it.

Meikyokai Aikido
Presents an open seminar with
Toby Threadgill & Robert Mustard
Dartford Judo Club, Kent on 14th September & 15th September 2013.

Costs:
Sat & Sun £100
One Day (Saturday) £50
One Day (Sunday) £50
**BOOK BEFORE 1ST July AND PAY ONLY £90 FOR BOTH DAYS**

Robert Mustard Sensei
(7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido Shihan)

Robert Mustard Sensei
About Robert Mustard Sensei
Robert Mustard began his Yoshinkan Aikido training
under Kimeda Takeshi Sensei (9th Dan) over 30 years ago
having previously studied kung fu and Kendo. After
achieving the level of Sandan he left Toronto to study
at the Yoshinkan Aikido Honbu Dojo in Tokyo. In 1987,
Mustard Sensei completed the intense 9 month
“Senshusei” training course which is mandatory for the
Tokyo Riot Police and Honbu Dojo instructors.
For close to 10 years he trained as a student of Soke Shioda Gozo, founder of
Yoshinkan Aikido, Takeno Takafumi Sensei, 9th Dan; and Chida Tsutomu, 8th Dan. In
1991 Mustard Sensei was appointed Itaku Shidoin by Shoida Kancho and remained the
Chief Foreign Instructor at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo until he moved back to Canada in
1995.
In September 2011, Mustard Sensei was awarded a Shihan licence by Shioda Kancho.
Today, Mustard Sensei teaches full-time at his dojo in Vancouver and at clinics and
seminars around the world. He is considered to be one of the foremost exponents of
Aikido in the world today.
More information about Robert Mustard Sensei can be found here

Toby Threadgill
(Menkyo Kaiden Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu)

About Toby Threadgill Sensei
Toby Threadgill began his martial arts training in 1978 in Santa
Barbara where he studied western fencing under USN Capt.
Hart Kait. He has since trained extensively in Wado-ryu
karate, muay thai boxing, jujutsu, aikijujutsu and Jeet Kune do.
In 1985 Toby Threadgill initiated training under Takamura
Yukiyoshi, headmaster Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin ryu. In
1992 he founded the Soryushin Dojo and in 1994 was appointed
a branch director of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. In
1999, he was one of three people to be awarded a menkyo
kaiden in Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu.
Following the passing of Takamura Yukiyoshi in 2000, he was
asked by the other TSYR branch directors to accept the position of administrative
head (kaicho) of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. He currently oversees instruction
at the Shindo Yoshin Kai Hombu Dojo and maintains a busy international teaching
schedule.
More information about Toby Threadgill Sensei can be found here

The booking form for the event can be downloaded here

2012 Group Photo
Mustard performs Shiho nage kuzushi on Phil
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Mustard & Threadgill Budo Seminar – DO NOT MISS!

Our great friends Meikyokai Aikido are once again holding this prestigious open seminar with Toby Threadgill and Robert Mustard in 2013.   2012’s event was absolutely fantastic, quite simply one of the best seminars I have ever been to,  and I will not miss it this year.

The idea of two budo masters from entirely different martial arts, teaching together on the mat seems like it might not work. On the contrary, the chemistry and common ground found throughout worked incredibly well and I think most participants felt the event was even more special because of it.

Meikyokai Aikido
Presents an open seminar with
Toby Threadgill & Robert Mustard
Dartford Judo Club, Kent on 14th September & 15th September 2013.

Costs:
Sat & Sun £100
One Day (Saturday) £50
One Day (Sunday) £50
**BOOK BEFORE 1ST July AND PAY ONLY £90 FOR BOTH DAYS**

Robert Mustard Sensei
(7th Dan Yoshinkan Aikido Shihan)

Robert Mustard Sensei
About Robert Mustard Sensei
Robert Mustard began his Yoshinkan Aikido training
under Kimeda Takeshi Sensei (9th Dan) over 30 years ago
having previously studied kung fu and Kendo. After
achieving the level of Sandan he left Toronto to study
at the Yoshinkan Aikido Honbu Dojo in Tokyo. In 1987,
Mustard Sensei completed the intense 9 month
“Senshusei” training course which is mandatory for the
Tokyo Riot Police and Honbu Dojo instructors.
For close to 10 years he trained as a student of Soke Shioda Gozo, founder of
Yoshinkan Aikido, Takeno Takafumi Sensei, 9th Dan; and Chida Tsutomu, 8th Dan. In
1991 Mustard Sensei was appointed Itaku Shidoin by Shoida Kancho and remained the
Chief Foreign Instructor at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo until he moved back to Canada in
1995.
In September 2011, Mustard Sensei was awarded a Shihan licence by Shioda Kancho.
Today, Mustard Sensei teaches full-time at his dojo in Vancouver and at clinics and
seminars around the world. He is considered to be one of the foremost exponents of
Aikido in the world today.
More information about Robert Mustard Sensei can be found here

Toby Threadgill
(Menkyo Kaiden Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu)

About Toby Threadgill Sensei
Toby Threadgill began his martial arts training in 1978 in Santa
Barbara where he studied western fencing under USN Capt.
Hart Kait. He has since trained extensively in Wado-ryu
karate, muay thai boxing, jujutsu, aikijujutsu and Jeet Kune do.
In 1985 Toby Threadgill initiated training under Takamura
Yukiyoshi, headmaster Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin ryu. In
1992 he founded the Soryushin Dojo and in 1994 was appointed
a branch director of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. In
1999, he was one of three people to be awarded a menkyo
kaiden in Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu.
Following the passing of Takamura Yukiyoshi in 2000, he was
asked by the other TSYR branch directors to accept the position of administrative
head (kaicho) of the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Kai. He currently oversees instruction
at the Shindo Yoshin Kai Hombu Dojo and maintains a busy international teaching
schedule.
More information about Toby Threadgill Sensei can be found here

The booking form for the event can be downloaded here

2012 Group Photo
Mustard performs Shiho nage kuzushi on Phil
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Mustard & Threadgill, Dartford – This weekend!

I am seriously excited about this weekend’s seminar at Dartford Judo Centre. Neil Saunders tells me there are a couple of places available, so if you want to experience the real deal, there is still an opportunity.

Meikyokai Aikido are holding the two day seminar with
Robert Mustard and Toby Threadgill this September. These two
undoubted masters of Japanese martial arts need no introduction and for the first time
ever they will be holding a joint seminar.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September 2012 at Dartford Judo Centre.

Click here to open event poster

Mustard Sensei

Mustard throwing Phil

If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Mark Atkinson at
info@meikyokai.co.uk.

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