Genryukan Aikido clubs is honoured to be hosting the 2013 South Of the River Aikido Seminar on the 24th/25th August 2013.
Again we have the wonderful sea views from our venue, the fantastic SAGA Pavilion in Folkestone, and have an exciting programme of Aikido scheduled for the weekend. We are hoping the weekend ticket will provide everyone with amazing value for money. It is an open event, so all are welcome. This year we have a dedicated juniors programme, with some fantastic activities lined up.
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)
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
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
We are pleased to announce Shaun Hoddy Sensei (6th Dan) is coming to take class at Genryukan Dojo tonight, 18th March 2013. He started aikido in 1975 and from 1982, was a student of Dr Lee Ah Loi 8th Dan Aikido JAA, 7th Dan Jodo ZNKR, 7th Dan Iai-do ZNKR.
Sorry for the late notice, I hope you all can make it.