On behalf of the British Aikido Association, Genryukan are honoured to be hosting this year’s South of the River Seminar.
September 20th & 21st 2014 Hawkinge Community Centre, nr Folkestone Instructors Ken Broome, Bob Jones, John Burn, Shaun Hoddy & Simon Fraser Open to members and non-members alike. National Dan grading on Saturday.
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